Volume One begins with a systematic development of basic concepts (strain, stress, stiffness and compliance, viscous clamping) and coordinate transformations in both tensor and matrix notation. The
basic elastic field equations are then written in a form analogous to Maxwell's equations. This analogy is then pursued when analyzing wave propagation in both isotropic and anisotropic solids. Piezoelectricity and bulk
wave transducers are treated in the final chapter. Appendixes list slowness diagrams and material properties for various crystalline solids.