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This appendix shows the simplified Voigt notation for the matrix of stiffness coefficients and various symmetry properties of geological models that reduce the number of coefficients to manageable levels. Also, solutions of the Christoffel equation illustrate wavefield properties of slowness, polarization, phase, and group properties in VTI/VPA and orthorhombic media. The last part of this appendix illustrates the stiffness tensor in terms of anisotropic components of Lamé parameters incompressibility and rigidity to demonstrate the essential properties of conventional SV-wave anisotropy.

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