by John V. Wehausen, Edmund V. Laitone
Publisher: Springer 1960
Number of pages: 360
Since its first publication in 1960, the article Surface Waves has been an inspirational resource for students and research workers in the various fields of science and engineering where water waves are important. This may be attributed to its encyclopedic scope and to the scholarly efforts of the authors.
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