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Editor's note: Chris Liner is the author of Elements of 3-D Seismology, 2nd Edition (PennWell, 2004), and Greek Seismology (Samizdat Press). When not engaged in the serious business of research, he can often be caught playing with computers and reading really old books. Formerly a professor at The University of Tulsa, Liner now lives and works in Saudi Arabia.
Wyllie. A perpetual area of interest to seismic researchers is the problem of calculating the P-wave speed in realistic rock models, particularly sandstones. We can segregate theories of this kind into two groups, empirical and physical (or physics-based).