Wave propagation velocity in solids

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Can some one give me a link where i can find details about finding the velocity of propagation of a mechanical wave in a solid? (i think this wave must be a transverse one)
 
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Andy Resnick
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Any decent continuum mechanics text will discuss this. Ditto geology texts, in the context of earthquakes and seismic activity. Acousto-optics will also deal with this, in the context of certain devices.

The situation is more complex than you may think- there are both transverse (shear) and longitudinal (compression) waves, each with their own velocity.
 

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