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S wave

[′es ‚wāv]
(geophysics)
A seismic body wave propagated in the crust or mantle of the earth by a shearing motion of material; speed is 1.9-2.5 miles (3-4 kilometers) per second in the crust and 2.7-2.9 miles (4.4-4.6 kilometers) in the mantle. Also known as distortional wave; equivoluminal wave; rotational wave; secondary wave; shake wave; shear wave; tangential wave; transverse wave.
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In this study 6 refraction seismic profiles of P-wave and S-wave and 4 Down-hole seismic profiles of P-wave and S-wave have been taken.
The total number of parameters can be reduced when only the S-wave velocities are considered in formula (6), i.
One type of S-wave reflects from Earth's surface halfway between an earthquake and a seismometer.
We see the neutron transmission enhancement in vicinity of s-wave resonances 9.
This model considers a system of N identical interacting atoms via S-wave scattering.
3 Note: [alpha] = P- wave velocities; [beta] = S-wave velocities; [rho] = densities Table 1b.
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p](j)] is the amplitude for capture by the s-wave [p-wave] resonance of a neutron [of angular momentum j]; [g.
The results pointed to the presence of d-wave symmetry, but they couldn't unambiguously rule out an additional contribution from s-wave pairing (SN: 3/9/96, p.
This new measurement was larger than predicted by the s-wave model.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Downhole Logger Or Downhole With Crosshole Unit For P-And S-Wave Data Acquisition.