Mathematical Theory of Diffraction by Arnold Sommerfeld.
Arnold Sommerfeld's Mathematical Theory of Diffraction marks a milestone in optical theory, full of insights that are still relevant today. In a stunning tour de force, Sommerfeld derives the first mathematically rigorous solution of an optical diffraction problem. Indeed, his diffraction analy...
Boston, MA :
Birkhäuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhäuser,
|Edition:||1st ed. 2004.|
|Series:||Progress in Mathematical Physics,
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- Mathematical Theory of Diffraction
- 1. General problem formulation
- 2. Expansions in Bessel functions
- 3. Transition from ?u = 0 to ?u + k2u = 0
- 4. Bessel functions as the simplest examples
- 5. Everywhere finite solutions
- 6. Solutions with a singularity
- 7. Graphical treatment of the simplest multivalued solution
- 8. Application to diffraction
- Translators’ Notes
- Appendix I: The History and Present State of Discoveries relating to Vision, Light and Colours
- Appendix II: On the Mathematical Theory of Diffraction Phenomena.