Preface.- Multi-Dimensional Seismic Inversion.- The One- Dimensional Inverse Problem.- Inversion in Higher Dimensions.- Large-Wavenumber Fourier Imaging.- Inversion in Heterogeneous Media.- Two-and-One Half Dimensional Inversion.- The General Theory of Data Mapping.- Distribution Theory.- The Fourier Transform of Causal Functions.- Dimensional vs. Dimensionless Variables.- An Example of Ill-Posedness.-An Elementary Introduction to Ray Theory.- Author Index.- Subject Index.
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