Understading the fundamentals of the interaction of electromagnetic waves with bodies, natural or artificial, and matter. Development of mathematical skills pertaining to the physics of the exterior radiation problem. Familiarization with basic methods to deal with scattering problems.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Scattering and detection of electromagnetic waves. The radar equation. Scattering cross sections. Polarization features. Doppler shift and doppler spectrum. Stochastic fluctuation. The ambiguity principle. Maxwell's equations. Potentials. The Stratton-Chu equations. Boundary conditions. Formulation of scattering as a radiation problem. Determination of the scattering amplitude. The forward-scattering theorem. The recoprocity theorem. The Huygens principle. The extinction theorem. The specular-point theory. The tangent-plane approximation and the physical-optics theory. The extinction paradox. Stationary-phase approximation. Rayleigh, Born and WKB scattering theory. Scattering by an infinitely long cylinder of circular cross section. The Mie theory of scattering by a sphere.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χρυσουλίδη, Δ., Εισαγωγή στη Σκέδαση Ηλεκτρομαγνητικών Κυμάτων. Τζιόλα, σελ. 408, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004
Additional bibliography for study
A. Ishimaru, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media, vol. 1, Academic Press, New York, 1978.
A. Ishimaru, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media, vol. 2, Academic Press, New York, 1978.
J.A. Kong, Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Wiley, New York, 1986.