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In the present book new methods are discussed, by which the
distribution of resistivity layers in the subsurface can be
determined directly from the results of resistivity measurements.
The contribution of the present author is restricted to the derivation
of a practical procedure of determining the kernel function from the
The book has been written on two different levels at the same time. Readers, who wish to make themselves familiar with the practical interpretation technique without fully understanding the theoretical background of it, may omit the chapters 1 to 5 and 7 to 8. The remaining chapters form a closed unit, which can be understood with only elementary knowledge of algebra and of differential calculus. To understand the whole book, a good knowledge of differential and of integral calculus is required. No advanced knowledge is needed, however, of special subjects, in particular of the theory of determinants and of the theory of BESSEL functions. Both these subjects are essential to the interpretation of resistivity measurements, but the properties of determinants and of BESSEL functions are treated in the present book itself, to the extent that is required for understanding the interpretation methods of resistivitv measurements.