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Waves and Fields in Inhomogenous Media

ISBN: 978-0-7803-4749-6
632 pages
February 1999, Wiley-IEEE Press
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Electrical Engineering/Electromagnetics Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media A Volume in the IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Waves Donald G. Dudley, Series Editor ".it is one of the best wave propagation treatments to appear in many years." Gerardo G. Tango, CPG, Consulting Seismologist-Acoustician, Covington, LA This comprehensive text thoroughly covers fundamental wave propagation behaviors and computational techniques for waves in inhomogeneous media. The author describes powerful and sophisticated analytic and numerical methods to solve electromagnetic problems for complex media and geometry as well. Problems are presented as realistic models of actual situations which arise in the areas of optics, radio wave propagation, geophysical prospecting, nondestructive testing, biological sensing, and remote sensing. Key topics covered include:
* Analytical methods for planarly, cylindrically and spherically layered media
* Transient waves, including the Cagniard-de Hoop method
* Variational methods for the scalar wave equation and the electromagnetic wave equation
* Mode-matching techniques for inhomogeneous media
* The Dyadic Green's function and its role in simplifying problem-solving in inhomogeneous media
* Integral equation formulations and inverse problems
* Time domain techniques for inhomogeneous media
This book will be of interest to electromagnetics and remote sensing engineers, physicists, scientists, and geophysicists. This IEEE Press reprinting of the 1990 version published by Van Nostrand Reinhold incorporates corrections and minor updating. Also in the series. Mathematical Foundations for Electromagnetic Theory by Donald G. Dudley, University of Arizona at Tucson This volume in the series lays the mathematical foundations for the study of advanced topics in electromagnetic theory. Important subjects covered include linear spaces, Green's functions, spectral expansions, electromagnetic source representations, and electromagnetic boundary value problems. 1994 Hardcover 264 pp ISBN 0-7803-1022-5 IEEE Order No. PC3715 About the Series The IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Waves consists of new titles as well as reprints and revisions of recognized classics that maintain long-term archival significance in electromagnetic waves and applications. Designed specifically for graduate students, practicing engineers, and researchers, this series provides affordable volumes that explore electromagnetic waves and applications beyond the undergraduate level.
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Preliminary Background.

Planarly Layered Media.

Cylindrically and Spherically Layered Media.

Transients.

Variational Methods.

Mode Matching Method.

Dyadic Green's Functions.

Integral Equations.

Inverse Scattering Problems.

Appendix A: Some Useful Mathematical Formulas.

Appendix B: Review of Tensors.

Appendix C: Generalized Functions.

Appendix D: Addition Theorems.

References for Appendices.

Further Readings for Appendices.

Index.
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