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Mathematical theory of diffraction

Author: Arnold Sommerfeld
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2004.
Series: Progress in mathematical physics, v. 35.
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A Sommerfeld's "Mathematische Theorie der Diffraction" marks a milestone in optical theory. In a stunning tour de force, Sommerfeld derives the first mathematically rigorous solution of an optical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Sommerfeld
ISBN: 0817636048 9780817636043 3764336048 9783764336042
OCLC Number: 53469547
Notes: "Based on the original German edition, Mathematische Theorie der Diffraction, appearing in Mathematische Annalen 47 (1896), 317-374, Springer-Verlag."--T.p. verso.
Description: vii, 157 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.- Tafel.- Translators' Notes.- References.- Appendix I: The History and Present State of Discoveries relating to Vision, Light and Colours.- Appendix II: On the Mathematical Theory of Diffraction Phenomena.
Series Title: Progress in mathematical physics, v. 35.
Other Titles: Mathematische Theorie der Diffraction.
Responsibility: Arnold Sommerfeld ; Raymond J. Nagem, Mario Zampolli, Guido Sandri, translators.
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