About this book
Numerically rigorous techniques for the computation of electromagnetic fields diffracted by an object become computationally intensive, if not impractical to handle, at high frequencies and one must typically resort to aymptotic methods to solve the scattering problem at short wavelengths. The asymptotic methods not only provide closed form expansions for the diffracted fields, but they are also useful for eliciting physical interpretations of the various diffraction phenomena. One of the principal objectives of this book is to discuss the different asymptotic methods in a unified manner. Although, for the sake of convenience, the book contains explicit formulas for computing the field diffracted by conducting or dielectric-coated objects, it also provides the mathematical foundations of the different methods and explains how they are interrelated. The book will, therefore, help the reader acquire both a working knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the different methods for solving electromagnetic scattering problems at high frequencies.
differential geometry electromagnetic field geometry integral integration scattering