Series Preface.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface to the First Edition.- Fundamentals of Ocean Acoustics.- Wave Propagation Theory.- Ray Methods.- Wavenumber Integration Techniques.- Normal Modes.- Parabolic Equations.- Finite Differences and Finite Elements.- Broadband Modeling.- Ambient Noise.- Signals in Noise.- Name Index.- Subject Index.
Senior level/graduate level text/reference presenting state-of-the- art numerical techniques to solve the wave equation in heterogeneous fluid-solid media. Numerical models have become standard research tools in acoustic laboratories, and thus computational acoustics is becoming an increasingly important branch of ocean acoustic science. The first edition of this successful book, written by the recognized leaders of the field, was the first to present a comprehensive and modern introduction to computational ocean acoustics accessible to students. This revision, with 100 additional pages, completely updates the material in the first edition and includes new models based on current research. It includes problems and solutions in every chapter, making the book more useful in teaching (the first edition had a separate solutions manual). The book is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of acoustics, geology and geophysics, applied mathematics, ocean engineering or as a reference in computational methods courses, as well as professionals in these fields, particularly those working in government (especially Navy) and industry labs engaged in the development or use of propagating models.
The first edition of Computational Ocean Acoustics was a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art numerical techniques which have become standard research tools in ocean acoustic science.This revision, with 100 additional pages updating the material in the first edition and including problems and solutions in every chapter, will make this senior level/graduate level/reference text even more useful in both the educational and professional areas of computational ocean acoustics.