Inverse Problems in Scattering

An Introduction

  • G. M. L. Gladwell

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. G. M. L. Gladwell
    Pages 1-53
  3. G. M. L. Gladwell
    Pages 123-145
  4. G. M. L. Gladwell
    Pages 251-287
  5. G. M. L. Gladwell
    Pages 289-318
  6. G. M. L. Gladwell
    Pages 319-344
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 345-366

About this book


Inverse Problems in Scattering exposes some of the mathematics which has been developed in attempts to solve the one-dimensional inverse scattering problem. Layered media are treated in Chapters 1--6 and quantum mechanical models in Chapters 7--10. Thus, Chapters 2 and 6 show the connections between matrix theory, Schur's lemma in complex analysis, the Levinson--Durbin algorithm, filter theory, moment problems and orthogonal polynomials. The chapters devoted to the simplest inverse scattering problems in quantum mechanics show how the Gel'fand--Levitan and Marchenko equations arose. The introduction to this problem is an excursion through the inverse problem related to a finite difference version of Schrödinger's equation. One of the basic problems in inverse quantum scattering is to determine what conditions must be imposed on the scattering data to ensure that they correspond to a regular potential, which involves Lebesque integrable functions, which are introduced in Chapter 9.


Potential algorithms complex analysis inverse scattering problem mathematics mechanics quantum mechanics quantum theory wave

Authors and affiliations

  • G. M. L. Gladwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4906-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2046-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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