This book gives readers a coherent picture of waves in disordered media (including multiple scattered waves), starting from a relatively low level of prerequisite knowledge. The book is intended to be self-contained, with illustrated problems and solutions at the end of each chapter to serve the double purpose of filling out the technical and mathematical details and giving the students exercises if used as a course textbook. The study of wave behaviour in disordered media has applications in: Condensed matter physics (semi and superconductor nanostructures and mesoscopic phenomena) Materials science/analytical chemistry (analysis of composite and crystalline structures and properties) Optics and electronics (microelectronic and optoelectronic devices) Geology (seismic exploration of Earth's subsurface)
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From the reviews of the second edition:
"The main objective of this monograph is to give a broad and systematic overview of the discipline of wave propagation in disordered media using as a framework the following four phenomena/concepts … . will be a valuable addition to university and research libraries and a useful tool for graduate students and researchers dealing with wave propagation in disordered media. I fully expect it to remain a standard reference and a standard graduate-level textbook for years to come. The polygraphic quality of the book is exemplary." (Michael I. Mishchenko, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, Vol. 105, 2007)From the Back Cover:
Waves represent a classic topic of study in physics, mathematics, and engineering. Many modern technologies are based on our understanding of waves and their interaction with matter. In the past thirty years there have been some revolutionary developments in the study of waves. The present volume is the only available source which details these developments in a systematic manner, with the aim of reaching a broad audience of non-experts. It is an important resource book for those interested in understanding the physics underlying nanotechnology and mesoscopic phenomena, as well as for bridging the gap between the textbooks and research frontiers in any wave related topic. A special feature of this volume is the treatment of classical and quantum mechanical waves within a unified framework, thus facilitating an understanding of similarities and differences between the two.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0126398453
Book Description Academic Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0126398453