Applied Mathematics Seminar

Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington

Date/Time/Room: Thursday (11/9/2000) at 3:30 pm in 487 Pickard Hall (Refreshments served at 3:00 pm)

Speaker: Henry Muse, Engineering Fellow at Raytheon

``Surface Scattering: Reflections in a Dusty Mirror''

Abstract: The different physical conditions that induce surface scattering will be discussed. Some background material regarding Maxwell's equations, vector potentials and general boundary conditions will be provided. Some traditional solution approaches such as Hertz vectors, Debye potentials, vector wave functions, etc. will be briefly reviewed along with some known solutions for regular geometries. The T Matrix Method for the numerical solution of axisymmetric and irregular particle geometries will be outlined.