Fundamentals of the Physical Theory of Diffraction

Fundamentals of the Physical Theory of Diffraction

Author(s): Pyotr Ya. Ufimtsev

Published Online: 17 JUL 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470097717

Online ISBN: 9780470109014

DOI: 10.1002/0470109017

About this Book

This book is the first complete and comprehensive description of the modern Physical Theory of Diffraction (PTD) based on the concept of elementary edge waves (EEWs). The theory is demonstrated with the example of the diffraction of acoustic and electromagnetic waves at perfectly reflecting objects. The derived analytic expressions clearly explain the physical structure of the scattered field and describe in detail all of the reflected and diffracted rays and beams, as well as the fields in the vicinity of caustics and foci. Shadow radiation, a new fundamental component of the field, is introduced and proven to contain half of the total scattered power.

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