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From the Publisher"The authors have written very well on their chosen focus. Anyone who is interested in scattering theory should order a copy of this book for their personal use."
—Optik 112, No. 4, 2001
The discrete sources method is an efficient and powerful tool for solving a large class of boundary-value problems in scattering theory. A variety of numerical methods for discrete sources now exist. In this book, the authors unify these formulations in the context of the so-called discrete sources method.
• Comprehensive presentation of the discrete sources method
• Original theory - an extension of the conventional null-field method using discrete sources
• Practical examples that demonstrate the efficiency and flexibility of elaborated methods (scattering by particles with high aspect ratio, rough particles, nonaxisymmetric particles, multiple scattering)
• List of discrete sources programmes available via the Internet
Audience: Researchers and students in advanced electromagnetics and electrical engineering, physics, astronomy, optics, meteorology, biophysics, remote sensing, optical particle sizing, and applied mathematics.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Elements of Functional Analysis. The Scalar Helmholtz Equation. Systems of Functions in Acoustic Theory. Discrete Sources Method in Acoustic Theory. Null-Field Method in Acoustic Theory. The Maxwell Equations. Systems of Functions in Electromagnetic Theory. Projection Methods in Electromagnetic Theory. Discrete Sources Method in Electromagnetic Theory. Null-Field Method in Electromagnetic Theory. Appendix. References. Index.