The technique of elastic scattering of electromagnetic radiation has been used as a diagnostic tool in various disciplines of science,engineering,medicine and agriculture.The investigations relating to above problems may be divided in three categories:(i)Scattering by a single particle,(ii)Scattering by a tenuous system of uncorrelated scatterers and (iii)Scattering by a concentrated dispersion of scatterers.In the proposed book,the primary effort is to examine the analytic solutions of the scattering problems of types (i) and (ii) in diverse backgrounds.For the completeness of the book,analytic solutions in scattering situations of type (iii) are also covered in reasonable details.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Single Particle Scattering. Approximate formulas. Scattering by an assembly of particles.
Subodh Kumar Sharma obtained his Ph. D. in 1977 from Calcutta University, India. He has done teaching and research at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, the Institute of Wetland Management and Ecological Design, Kolkata, India, the S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, the University College, Cardiff, Wales and the Imperial College, London. Currently he is associated with S N Bose National Centre as an Emeritus Professor. The main direction of his research has been the scattering of electromagnetic radiation (mainly optical) from single as well as ensemble of particles from the point of view of characterizing them. He has also worked in scattering problems in high energy physics and acoustics. He is author and co-author of about 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and a book entitled ” Light Scattering by Optically Soft Particles: Theory and applications. The book was co-authored with D. J. Somerford of University of Wales College of Cardiff.
"Sharma does an excellent job of focusing on analytical solutions of elastic scattering problems, where the emphasis is to find approximate solutions."
--Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France