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Textbook chapter on evanescent waves?

Hello again !


The evanescent-wave liquid-sound-pressure functions near an underwater wine glass (see my postings of April 8 and 10) can be derived fairly easily with the help of analytic functions F(z) of a complex variable z = x + i * y = r * exp(i * phi). On the inside [outside] of the glass, a possible solution is obtained with F(z) = z^2  [F(z) = 1/z^2]. The sound-pressure amplitude can be identified, e.g., with const. * Re(F); then the streamlines are defined by Im(F) = const'. That analysis looks like textbook material. Up to now, I searched in "Fundamentals of Acoustics" by Kinsler et al. (Wiley, 2000, 4th ed.) and in "Hydrodynamik" by Landau and Lifschitz (Akademie Verlag, 1991, 5th ed.), without success. Suggestions would be welcome of course.



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