Multiple Scattering: Interaction of Time-Harmonic Waves with N Obstacles by P. A. MartinMultiple Scattering: Interaction of Time-Harmonic Waves with N Obstacles by P. A. Martin

Multiple Scattering: Interaction of Time-Harmonic Waves with N Obstacles

byP. A. Martin

Hardcover | August 21, 2006

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The interaction of waves with obstacles is an everyday phenomenon in science and engineering, arising for example in acoustics, electromagnetism, seismology and hydrodynamics. The mathematical theory and technology needed to understand the phenomenon is known as multiple scattering, and this book is the first devoted to the subject. The author covers a variety of techniques, describing first the single-obstacle methods and then extending them to the multiple-obstacle case. A key ingredient in many of these extensions is an appropriate addition theorem: a coherent, thorough exposition of these theorems is given, and computational and numerical issues around them are explored. The application of these methods to different types of problems is also explained; in particular, sound waves, electromagnetic radiation, waves in solids and water waves. A comprehensive bibliography of some 1400 items rounds off the book, which will be an essential reference on the topic for applied mathematicians, physicists and engineers.
Title:Multiple Scattering: Interaction of Time-Harmonic Waves with N ObstaclesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:August 21, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521865549

ISBN - 13:9780521865548


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Addition theorems in two dimensions; 3. Addition theorems in three dimensions; 4. Methods based on separation of variables; 5. Integral equation methods I: basic theory; 6. Integral equation methods II: further details; 7. Null-field and T-matrix methods; 8. Approximations; Appendices; Comments on the bibliography; Bibliography; Citation index; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The title of this book is ambitious, yet the result is superb...An absolute must for all Ph.D. students, researchers, and engineers specializing in any discipline dealing with wave scattering by composite objects and its applications...the polygraphic quality of the book is impeccable and matches the quality of its contents." Michael I. Mishchenko, NASA GOddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, USA.