Translations:Dictionary:Q(Quality)/3/en

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where V, f, λ, and T are, respectively, velocity, frequency, wavelength, and period.[1] The absorption coefficient α is the term for the exponential decrease of amplitude with distance because of absorption; the amplitude of plane harmonic waves is often written as

  1. Sheriff, R. E. and Geldart, L. P., 1995, Exploration Seismology, 2nd Ed., Cambridge Univ. Press.