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Electromagnetic scattering from cylindrically and spherically stratified bodies


Latham, Raymond Walter (1968) Electromagnetic scattering from cylindrically and spherically stratified bodies. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


A method is developed for calculating the electromagnetic field scattered by certain types of bodies. The bodies consist of inhomogeneous media whose constitutive parameters vary only with the distance from some axis or point of symmetry. The method consists in an extension of the invariant imbedding method for treating wave problems. This method, which is familiar in the case of a one-dimensional inhomogeneity, is extended to handle special types of two and three-dimensional inhomogeneities. Comparisons are made with other methods which have been proposed for treating these kinds of problems. Examples of applications of the method are given, some of which are of interest in themselves.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Papas, Charles Herach
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:29 September 1967
Additional Information:No pg. 51 in original document.
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12212015-110440537
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ID Code:9338
Deposited By: Leslie Granillo
Deposited On:21 Dec 2015 22:19
Last Modified:21 Dec 2015 22:19

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