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Theory of Diffraction Heuristic Approaches by Yury A. Kravtsov, Ning Yan Zhu

Theory of Diffraction Heuristic Approaches



Theory of Diffraction Heuristic Approaches by Yury A. Kravtsov, Ning Yan Zhu

Theory of Diffraction: Heuristic Approaches outlines the asymptotic methods in the theory of diffraction, which manifest their strong heuristic nature, including the geometrical theory of diffraction by J.B. Keller, the physical theory of diffraction by P.Ya. Ufimtsev, the parabolic wave-equation method by Leontovich and Fock, which forms the basis for quasi-optics, the complex geometrical optics as well as the Maslov's, Kravtsov-Ludwig's and Orlov's asymptotic methods for a caustic-wave-fields description. The book is addressed to engineers, applied physicists and students, who need a compact, without complicated mathematics, comprehensive outline of the most effective methods of diffraction theory, capable of describing the lion's share of applied problems.

About the Author

Yury A. Kravtsov.: Space Research Institute Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia and Professor of Physics, Maritime University of Szczecin 1-2, Waly Chrobrego St., 70-500 Szczecin, Poland Ning Yan Zhu.: Institut fur Hochfrequenztechnik Universitat Stuttgart, Pfaffenwalfring 47, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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Publication date

19th October 2010


Yury A. Kravtsov, Ning Yan Zhu

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Alpha Science International Ltd


400 pages


Maths for engineers
Maths for scientists



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