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Empirical relations between density <math> \rho </math> in g/cm<sup>3</sup>, P-wave velocity ''V'' in km/s, and mean atomic number ''m''.  
 
Empirical relations between density <math> \rho </math> in g/cm<sup>3</sup>, P-wave velocity ''V'' in km/s, and mean atomic number ''m''.  
 
For nonporous rocks,  
 
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<center><math>V= A(m) \rho ^{1.5} </math> or <math>V=a\rho +b </math>,</center>
 
<center><math>V= A(m) \rho ^{1.5} </math> or <math>V=a\rho +b </math>,</center>
  
where ''a, b'' are constants. Named for [[Albert F. Birch]] (1903-1992), American geophysicist.
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where ''a, b'' are constants. Named for [[Special:MyLanguage/Albert F. Birch|Albert F. Birch]] (1903-1992), American geophysicist.
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Empirical relations between density in g/cm3, P-wave velocity V in km/s, and mean atomic number m. For nonporous rocks,

where a(m)=137 for m=21. Alternatively:

or ,

where a, b are constants. Named for Albert F. Birch (1903-1992), American geophysicist.


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