The dynamic impedance of a sphere oscillating in an elastic medium is considered. Oestreicher's [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 23, 707-714 (1951)] formula for the impedance of a sphere bonded to the surrounding medium can be expressed in a relatively simple form in terms of three lumped impedances associated with the displaced mass and the longitudinal and transverse waves. If the surface of the sphere slips while the normal velocity remains continuous, the impedance formula is modified by adjusting the definition of the transverse impedance to include the interfacial impedance.
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