Scattering, Two-Volume Set: Scattering and inverse scattering in Pure and Applied Science

Other | October 1, 2001

byPike, E. R., E. R. Pike

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Scattering is the collision of two objects that results in a change of trajectory and energy. For example, in particle physics, such as electrons, photons, or neutrons are "scattered off" of a target specimen, resulting in a different energy and direction. In the field of electromagnetism, scattering is the random diffusion of electromagnetic radiation from air masses is an aid in the long-range sending of radio signals over geographic obstacles such as mountains. This type of scattering, applied to the field of acoustics, is the spreading of sound in many directions due to irregularities in the transmission medium.


Volume I of Scattering will be devoted to basic theoretical ideas, approximation methods, numerical techniques and mathematical modeling. Volume II will be concerned with basic experimental techniques, technological practices, and comparisons with relevant theoretical work including seismology, medical applications, meteorological phenomena and astronomy. This reference will be used by researchers and graduate students in physics, applied physics, biophysics, chemical physics, medical physics, acoustics, geosciences, optics, mathematics, and engineering.
This is the first encyclopedic-range work on the topic of scattering theory in quantum mechanics, elastodynamics, acoustics, and electromagnetics. It serves as a comprehensive interdisciplinary presentation of scattering and inverse scattering theory and applications in a wide range of scientific fields, with an emphasis, and details, up-to-date developments. Scattering also places an emphasis on the problems that are still in active current research.

The first interdisciplinary reference source on scattering to gather all world expertise in this technique
Covers the major aspects of scattering in a common language, helping to widening the knowledge of researchers across disciplines
The list of editors, associate editors and contributors reads like an international Who's Who in the interdisciplinary field of scattering

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Scattering is the collision of two objects that results in a change of trajectory and energy. For example, in particle physics, such as electrons, photons, or neutrons are "scattered off" of a target specimen, resulting in a different energy and direction. In the field of electromagnetism, scattering is the random diffusion of electro...

Pierre C. Sabatier, currently on the faculty of the University of Montpelier II, France, has an international reputation in the scientific community, studying scattering theory, coastal engineering, and inverse problems. As a pioneer of interdisciplinary research he publishes in scientific journals ranging from pure mathematics to appl...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1831 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080540732

ISBN - 13:9780080540733

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Table of Contents

Part 1: SCATTERING OF WAVES BY MACROSCOPIC TARGET

Interdisciplinary aspects of wave scattering
Acoustic scattering
Acoustic scattering: approximate methods
Electromagnetic wave scattering: theory
Electromagnetic wave scattering: approximate and numerical methods
Electromagnetic wave scattering: applications
Elastodynamic wave scattering: theory
Elastodynamic wave scattering: Applications
Scattering in Oceans

Part 2: SCATTERING IN MICROSCOPIC PHYSICS AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS

Introduction to direct potential scattering
Introduction to Inverse Potential Scattering
Visible and Near-visible Light Scattering
Practical Aspects of Visible and Near-visible Light Scattering
Nonlinear Light Scattering
Atomic and Molecular Scattering: Introduction to Scattering in Chemical
X-ray Scattering
Neutron Scattering
Electron Diffraction and Scattering

Part 3: SCATTERING IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS

Nuclear Physics

Part 4: PARTICLE SCATTERING

State of the Art of Peturbative Methods
Scattering Through Electro-weak Interactions (the Fermi Scale)
Scattering Through Strong Interactions (the Hadronic or QCD Scale)

Part 5: SCATTERING AT EXTREME PHYSICAL SCALES

Scattering at Extreme Physical Scales

Part 6: SCATTERING IN MATHEMATICS AND NON-PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Relations with Other Mathematical Theories
Inverse Scattering Transform and Non-linear Partial Differenttial Equations
Scattering of Mathematical Objects