### Abstract

An explicit integral representation is obtained in the 0 limit of the solution of the wave equation utt=c(x)2u on Rn(n3) with initial data of the form u(x,0)=f(x)eiS(x)/. Estimates are given with respect to the energy norm and the representation is valid for any finite time interval. Away from caustics, the integral is asymptotically evaluated and it is found that the solution is determined by timedependent geometrical optics.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 651-655 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Journal of Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 32 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1991 |

Externally published | Yes |

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### Keywords

- ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS
- FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE
- GAUSS FUNCTION
- GEOMETRICAL OPTICS
- INHOMOGENEOUS MATERIALS
- INTEGRALS
- PULSES
- QUANTUM MECHANICS
- SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION
- TIME DEPENDENCE
- WAVE EQUATIONS

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics

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**Highfrequency asymptotic solution of the wave equation in an inhomogeneous medium.** / Robinson, Sam L.

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*Journal of Mathematical Physics*, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 651-655. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.529407

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AB - An explicit integral representation is obtained in the 0 limit of the solution of the wave equation utt=c(x)2u on Rn(n3) with initial data of the form u(x,0)=f(x)eiS(x)/. Estimates are given with respect to the energy norm and the representation is valid for any finite time interval. Away from caustics, the integral is asymptotically evaluated and it is found that the solution is determined by timedependent geometrical optics.

KW - ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS

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KW - GEOMETRICAL OPTICS

KW - INHOMOGENEOUS MATERIALS

KW - INTEGRALS

KW - PULSES

KW - QUANTUM MECHANICS

KW - SEMICLASSICAL APPROXIMATION

KW - TIME DEPENDENCE

KW - WAVE EQUATIONS

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JF - Journal of Mathematical Physics

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