Applied Underwater Acoustics meets the needs of scientists and engineers working in underwater acoustics and graduate students solving problems in, and preparing theses on, topics in underwater acoustics. The book is structured to provide the basis for rapidly assimilating the essential underwater acoustic knowledge base for practical application to daily research and analysis. Each chapter of the book is self-supporting and focuses on a single topic and its relation to underwater acoustics. The chapters start with a brief description of the topic’s physical background, necessary definitions, and a short description of the applications, along with a roadmap to the chapter. The subtopics covered within individual subchapters include most frequently used equations that describe the topic. Equations are not derived, rather, assumptions behind equations and limitations on the applications of each equation are emphasized. Figures, tables, and illustrations related to the sub-topic are presented in an easy-to-use manner, and examples on the use of the equations, including appropriate figures and tables are also included. Provides a complete and up-to-date treatment of all major subjects of underwater acoustics Presents chapters written by recognized experts in their individual field Covers the fundamental knowledge scientists and engineers need to solve problems in underwater acoustics Illuminates, in shorter sub-chapters, the modern applications of underwater acoustics that are described in worked examples Demands no prior knowledge of underwater acoustics, and the physical principles and mathematics are designed to be readily understood by scientists, engineers, and graduate students of underwater acoustics Includes a comprehensive list of literature references for each chapter
Author: Walter Munk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2009-07-02
This book gives a comprehensive presentation of the underlying oceanography and mathematics necessary to understand and develop a practical system of transmitters and receivers to interpret the behavior of the oceans. It covers the forward and inverse tomography problem, as well as numerous models for data interpretation. Also included is an epilogue outlining the history of tomographic techniques. It should prove a valuable resource to oceanographers and climatologists, as well as applied mathematicians and engineers interested in applications of fluid mechanics tools.
In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language? NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.
In this new book, experts from the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen synthesize our current understanding of both basic and applied fish behaviour and, in light of the many advances of recent years, examine the influence of fish behaviour on fish capture and abundance estimation. Marine Fish Behaviour is an essential source of up-to-date and topical information an practical, professional guidance for fisheries technologists, gear manufactureres fisheries researchers and fishermen.
Author: Harold Abelson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2008
Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
Author: Klaus Grasshoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Since the book first appeared in 1976, Methods of Seawater Analysis has found widespread acceptance as a reliable and detailed source of information. Its second extended and revised edition published in 1983 reflected the rapid pace of instrumental and methodological evolution in the preceding years. The development has lost nothing of its momentum, and many methods and procedures still suffering their teething troubles then have now matured into dependable tools for the analyst. This is especially evident for trace and ultra-trace analyses of organic and inorganic seawater constituents which have diversified considerably and now require more space for their description than before. Methods to determine volatile halocarbons, dimethyl sulphide, photosynthetic pigments and natural radioactive tracers have been added as well as applications of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and various electrochemical methods for trace metal analysis. Another method not previously described deals with the determination of the partial pressure of carbon dioxide as part of standardised procedures to describe the marine CO2 system.
Author: Boris Konstantinovich Novikov
Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Contents: Parametric sound sources and receivers; Methods of calculation of nonlinear interactions in sound beams; Nonlinear interaction of plane waves; Method of the parabolic equation and basic results of linear diffraction theory; Parametric sound radiators with nondiffracting beams of pump waves; Calculation of different regimes of operation of the parametric radiator; Parametric receiving arrays; Operation of parametric radiators at high intensities of the pump waves; Thermal opto acoustic arrays; Construction features of parametric underwater devices; Experimental investigations and testing of parametric arrays; Parametric apparatus and the regions of their use, and Use of nomograms for calculation of the characteristics of a parametric radiator.
Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III comprises the contributions presented at the Third International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG, Oslo, Norway, 10-12 June 2015), organised by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). The papers address current and emerging geotechnical engineering challenges facing those working in offshore construction, design and research. Keynote papers with authors from industry and academia describe the state-ofthe-art in practice and theory, and a further 191 peer-reviewed papers describe emerging research, new design techniques and recent case studies related to the frontiers of offshore geotechnical engineering. The themes of the papers include: – Geohazards; – Soil characterisation, modelling and testing techniques; – Shallow, caisson and pile foundation technology; – Anchoring solutions; – Well, conductor and pipeline geotechnics; – Jack-up unit spudcan behaviour, and; – Reliability-based and performance-based geotechnical design. New and existing design methods and industry best practices are presented together with innovative technologies and emerging research ideas derived from a variety of numerical and theoretical investigations, experimental programmes and field experience. Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art reference for professionals and researchers in offshore, civil and maritime engineering and for soil mechanics specialists.
Author: Drew R. Maras
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2010-05-14
The Apocalypse, Armageddon, Judgment Day, Doomsday, cataclysmic disasters on a Biblical scale...the End of Days as we know it. This book is your guide to navigating the revelation, and the Rosetta Stone for deciphering this once-every-25,800-year galactic alignment cycle set to commence on December 21, 2012. Open Your Eyes: To 2012 and Beyond will lay the foundation and build a framework around 2012 to help you ascertain the answers to the question that’s synonymous with ambiguity: When will the world as we know it end? Open Your Eyes will literally do just that—open your eyes—and release you from your programmed mind in order to shed light and truth on controversial subjects bound together by fate, not coincidence. Part self-help, part current affairs, this book provides an investigation of a myriad correlating prophesies and events that synergistically corroborate one another. Each piece of the End of Days puzzle comes into view by the book’s end to reveal a crystal clear picture of what is about to occur with our fragile world. This complete picture will manifest an epiphany within you. Many topics discussed here have remained undisclosed to the public, are sensitive and not publicly indoctrinated. Trained for war by the U.S. Marines Corps infantry and then turned pacifist, author Drew R. Maras raises the flag of awareness on the duality of man and the importance of peace. So, if you want some answers—or just a provocative, powerful ride—this book is just for you.
Author: David Allen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This unique book presents a nontechnical view of the history of mechanics, from the Big Bang to present day. The impact of mechanics on the evolution of a variety of subjects is vividly illustrated, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, anthropology, archeology, ancient history, Renaissance art, music, meteorology, modern structural engineering, mathematics, medicine, warfare, and sports. While enormous in scope, the subject matter is covered (with ample photographic support) at a level designed to capture the interest of both the learned and the curious. The book concludes with a creative and thoughtful examination of the current state of mechanics and possibilities for the future of mechanics.