UE Waves Physics

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The wave physics course aims to provide students with the theoretical knowledge necessary to study wave propagation for geophysics. The course covers the following concepts
- Propagation of acoustic waves in fluids, in infinite and bounded media (guided waves)
- Green's functions in fluids
- Propagation of elastic waves in solids
- Laws of refraction, Huygens' principle, Khirkchoff's theory of diffraction
- Rayleigh, Love, Lamb, Scholte, Stoneley waves

The course is illustrated by practical work allowing the application of these concepts:
- Measurement and inversion of Lamb wave propagation
- Standing waves in a Kundt's tube
- Ultrasonic imaging