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Electromagnetic Scattering by a Short Right Circular Conducting Cylinder


Taylor, Thomas Tallott (1958) Electromagnetic Scattering by a Short Right Circular Conducting Cylinder. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/C3TG-5N34.


Quasi-static solutions of the problem of a right circular perfectly conducting cylinder with closed plane ends subjected to longitudinal electric, transverse electric, longitudinal magnetic and transverse magnetic uniform applied fields are found for cylinders with diameter to length ratios of 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 and 4. The corresponding electric and magnetic polarizabilities, which are necessary and sufficient for determining the total cross section and angular distribution of scattering when the cylinder is illuminated by a plane electromagnetic wave arriving at any angle of incidence and in any state of polarization provided that the wavelength is long compared with the greatest dimension of the cylinder, are obtained. The method for calculating the scattering is indicated and outstanding features of the angular distribution in elementary cases are discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Smythe, William Ralph
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1958
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01202006-152502
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ID Code:256
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Deposited On:24 Jan 2006
Last Modified:17 Oct 2023 16:32

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