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Electromagnetic Scattering by Particles and Particle Groups
An Introduction

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  • Date Published: June 2014
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521519922

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  • This self-contained and accessible book provides a thorough introduction to the basic physical and mathematical principles required in studying the scattering and absorption of light and other electromagnetic radiation by particles and particle groups. For the first time the theories of electromagnetic scattering, radiative transfer, and weak localization are combined into a unified, consistent branch of physical optics directly based on the Maxwell equations. A particular focus is given to key aspects such as time and ensemble averaging at different scales, ergodicity, and the physical nature of measurements afforded by actual photopolarimeters. Featuring over 120 end-of-chapter exercises, with hints and solutions provided, this clear, one-stop resource is ideal for self-study or classroom use, and will be invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in remote sensing, physical and biomedical optics, optical communications, optical particle characterization, atmospheric physics and astrophysics.

    • Provides a self-contained, one-stop resource, including detailed derivations of all important results directly from the Maxwell equations, and a summary of state-of-the-art research
    • Chapters include notes sections introducing the history of the subject and providing advice for avoiding common misconceptions, as well as further reading sections referring readers to cutting-edge publications in the field
    • Includes more than 120 end-of-chapter exercises, with hints and full solutions available for the more complex exercises, enabling easy self-study or class use
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    "Featuring over 120 end-of-chapter exercises, with hints and solutions provided, this clear, one-stop resource is ideal for self-study or classroom use, and will be invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in remote sensing, physical and biomedical optics, optical communications, optical particle characterisation, atmospheric physics, and astrophysics."

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521519922
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 125 b/w illus. 18 colour illus. 3 tables 100 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The macroscopic Maxwell equations and monochromatic fields
    3. Fundamental homogeneous-medium solutions of the macroscopic Maxwell equations
    4. Basic theory of frequency-domain electromagnetic scattering by a fixed finite object
    5. Far-field scattering
    6. The Foldy equations
    7. The Stokes parameters
    8. Poynting–Stokes tensor
    9. Polychromatic electromagnetic fields
    10. Polychromatic scattering by fixed and randomly changing objects
    11. Measurement of electromagnetic energy flow
    12. Measurement of the Stokes parameters
    13. Description of far-field scattering in terms of actual optical observables
    14. Electromagnetic scattering by a small random group of sparsely distributed particles
    15. Statistically isotropic and mirror-symmetric random particles
    16. Numerical computations and laboratory measurements of electromagnetic scattering
    17. Far-field observables: qualitative and quantitative traits
    18. Electromagnetic scattering by discrete random media: far field
    19. Near-field scattering by a sparse discrete random medium: microphysical radiative transfer theory
    20. Radiative transfer in plane-parallel particulate media
    21. Weak localization
    22. Epilogue
    Appendix A. Dyads and dyadics
    Appendix B. Free-space dyadic Green's function
    Appendix C. Euler rotation angles
    Appendix D. Spherical-wave expansion of a plane wave in the far zone
    Appendix E. Integration quadrature formulas
    Appendix F. Wigner d-functions
    Appendix G. Stationary phase evolution of a double integral
    Appendix H. Hints and answers to selected problems
    Appendix I. List of acronyms

  • Author

    Michael I. Mishchenko, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
    Michael I. Mishchenko is a Senior Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. He has published widely on electromagnetic scattering and remote sensing, including editing three contributory monographs, and is the first author of three books (including Multiple Scattering of Light by Particles, with Larry Travis and Andrew Lacis, Cambridge University Press, 2006). In other publishing work, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer and served previously as Topical Editor of Applied Optics. Dr Mishchenko is an elected Fellow of four major professional societies and has received many professional awards, including the Henry G. Houghton Award from the American Meteorological Society, two NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, and the Hendrik C. van de Hulst Award from Elsevier.

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