Seismic Ray Theory presents a comprehensive treatment of the seismic ray method. This method plays an important role in seismology, seismic exploration, and in the interpretation of seismic measurements. Many concepts which extend the possibilities and increase the efficiency of the seismic ray method are included. The book has a tutorial character: derivations start with a relatively simple problem, in which the main ideas are easier to explain, and then advance to more complex problems. Most of the derived equations in the book are expressed in algorithmic form and may be used directly for computer programming. This book will prove to be an invaluable advanced textbook and reference volume in all academic institutions in which seismology is taught or researched. It will also be an invaluable resource in the research and exploration departments of the petroleum industry and in geological surveys.

• Uniquely comprehensive volume on seismic ray theory: no other book exists on this topic in such detail • Author is an internationally renowned expert on seismic ray theory who has researched and taught this subject for 40 years, around the world

### Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The elastodynamics and its simple solutions; 3. Seismic rays and travel times; 4. Dynamic ray tracing. Paraxial ray methods; 5. Ray amplitudes; 6. Ray synthetic seismograms; Appendix. Fourier transform, Hilbert transform and analytical signals; References; Index.

### Reviews

'… an important advanced reference textbook in all academic institutions dealing with seismology.' Rodolfo Console, Editrice Compositori

'This is the most comprehensive book on seismic ray theory that has every been written … a seminal work on seismic ray theory.' Roel Snieder, Colorado School of Mines

'Seismic Ray Theory will soon become an important advanced reference textbook in all academic institutions dealing with seismology, as well as in research and exploration departments of the petroleum industry and geological survey.' Rodolfo Console, Annali di Geofisica