Two groups of workers, here designated the “image school” and the “harmonic school” respectively, have attacked the problem of the interpretation of resistivity data over a dipping bed or dipping fault. The earlier attempts were made by the image school; but the more successful attempts have been made only recently by the harmonic school. The most successful work prior to that presented in the foregoing paper by Maeda has been done by the Russians, whose papers in their English translation are probably available to few American geophysicists. The purpose of this discussion is to appraise the relative merits of various prior solutions to the dipping bed problem in the light of the exact solution to the problem, which is given by Maeda. The terminology and symbols used herein are identical to those used by Maeda in his paper.

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