Random Media and Boundaries

Unified Theory, Two-Scale Method, and Applications

  • Koichi¬†Furutsu

Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Koichi Furutsu
    Pages 9-41
  3. Koichi Furutsu
    Pages 43-112
  4. Koichi Furutsu
    Pages 113-145
  5. Koichi Furutsu
    Pages 147-170
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    Pages 171-184
  7. Koichi Furutsu
    Pages 185-262
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-270

About this book


For a system consisting of a random medium with rough boundaries, the governing (Bethe-Salpeter) equation for boundary-value transport problems can be written in a form such that the medium and the boundaries are treatedon an equal footing. This enables several expressions for the solution to be obtained by interchanging the roles of the medium and the boundaries, thus allowing the most convenient one to be selected according to the specific situation and the information required. This book presents a unified theory based on the Bethe-Salpeter equation with particular attention being paid to: boundary-value problems of transport, layer problems, a fixed scatterer imbedded in a bounded random medium, construction of an optical scattering matrix for a complete system, and optical wave propagation in a turbulent medium. The last topic is treated in terms of first moment equations combined with the cluster expansion and, second, the two-scale method based on the Lagrange variational principle.


Atmospheric Optics Bethe-Salpeter Equation Random Media and Boundaries Transport condensed matter wave

Authors and affiliations

  • Koichi¬†Furutsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Musashi-Murayama, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84809-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84807-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-7252
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