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Studies on Seismic Waves


Fu, Ch'eng Yi (1944) Studies on Seismic Waves. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/G5RB-TK72.


This thesis embodies three separate studies on seismic waves. The first one is concerned with the origin of the oscillatory nature of earthquake waves. Different modes of generation have been discussed in some detail, particularly the theory of Kawasumi and that of Sharpe. The effect of the possible failure of Hooke's law on the nature of the seismic waves is also explained briefly.

The second is a short note dealing with the physical basis of two kinds of observations: the observation of velocity and the observation of period.

The third part is a study on the theory of FLANK WAVES. The basic difficulties of the old theory are pointed out and discussed. The phenomenon is explained in the light of the wave theory, in considerable detail in the case of P waves and very briefly sketched for the case of SH waves.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Geophysics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geophysics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Gutenberg, Beno
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1944
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12112012-105738934
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:7326
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:11 Dec 2012 19:42
Last Modified:10 Nov 2023 18:21

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