Diffraction effects in semiclassical scattering by H. M. Nussenzveig

By H. M. Nussenzveig

Severe results in semiclassical mild scattering, during which the traditional approximations holiday down, are linked to ahead peaking, rainbows, glories, orbiting, and resonances. in addition to giving upward thrust to attractive optical results within the surroundings, severe results have vital purposes in lots of components of physics. Their interpretation and exact remedy, even if, are tricky. This booklet offers with the speculation of those severe results. After a initial bankruptcy posing the matter of severe results, the subsequent 3 chapters on coronae, rainbows, and glories, are written to be obtainable to a broader viewers of physicists. the most a part of the ebook then describes the implications bought from the applying of complicated angular momentum options to scattering through homogeneous spheres. those suggestions result in essentially usable asymptotic approximations, and to new actual insights into severe results. a brand new conceptual photo of diffraction, considered as a tunnelling impact, emerges. the ultimate chapters comprise short descriptions of functions to a vast variety of fields together with linear and nonlinear optics, radiative move, astronomy, acoustics, seismology, atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. This booklet intends to show the fundamental recommendations and actual interpretations that emerge from the hot technique, instead of the entire formalism.

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