A Qualitative Approach to Inverse Scattering Theory, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461488273
  • ISBN-13: 9781461488279
  • DDC: 539.758
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 297 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Inverse scattering theory is an important area of applied mathematics due to its central role in such areas as medical imaging , nondestructive testing and geophysical exploration. Until recently all existing algorithms for solving inverse scattering problems were based on using either a weak scattering assumption or on the use of nonlinear optimization techniques. The limitations of these methods have led to an alternative approach to the inverse scattering problem that avoids the incorrect model assumptions inherent in the use of weak scattering approximations as well as the strong a priori information needed to implement nonlinear optimization techniques. These new methods come under the general title of qualitative methods in inverse scattering theory and seek to determine an approximation to the shape of the scattering object as well as estimates on its material properties without making any weak scattering assumption and using essentially no a priori information on the nature of the scattering object. This book introduces this new approach in inverse scattering theory focusing on the use of sampling methods and transmission eigenvalues. Included is background material on functional analysis, Sobolev spaces, the theory of ill-posed problems and topics in the theory of entire functions of a complex variable. This book updates an edition. Review: "...the authors do exceptionally well in combining such a wide variety of mathematical material and in presenting it in a well-organized and easy-to-follow fashion. This text certainly complements the growing body of work in inverse scattering and should well suit both new researchers to the field as well as those who could benefit from such a nice codified collection of profitable results combined in one bound volume." SIAM Review, 2006

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Functional Analysis and Sobolev Spaces.
2: Ill-Posed Problems.
3: Scattering by Imperfect Conductors.
4: Inverse Scattering Problems for Imperfect Conductors.
5: Scattering by Orthotropic Media.
6: Inverse Scattering Problems for Orthotropic Media.
7: Factorization Methods.
8: Mixed Boundary Value Problems.
9: Inverse Spectral Problems for Transmission Eigenvalues.
10: A Glimpse at Maxwell's Equations.