Inverse Problems in Scattering

Inverse Problems in Scattering : An Introduction

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Inverse Problems in Scattering exposes some of the mathematics which has been developed in attempts to solve the one-dimensional inverse scattering problem. Layered media are treated in Chapters 1--6 and quantum mechanical models in Chapters 7--10. Thus, Chapters 2 and 6 show the connections between matrix theory, Schur's lemma in complex analysis, the Levinson--Durbin algorithm, filter theory, moment problems and orthogonal polynomials. The chapters devoted to the simplest inverse scattering problems in quantum mechanics show how the Gel'fand--Levitan and Marchenko equations arose. The introduction to this problem is an excursion through the inverse problem related to a finite difference version of Schroedinger's equation. One of the basic problems in inverse quantum scattering is to determine what conditions must be imposed on the scattering data to ensure that they correspond to a regular potential, which involves Lebesque integrable functions, which are introduced in Chapter 9.
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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 23.6mm | 707.62g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • X, 366 p.
  • 0792324781
  • 9780792324782

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Some Simple Wave Phenomena. 2. Layer-Peeling Methods. 3. The Inversion of Discrete Systems. 4. Waves in Non-Uniform Media. 5. The Inversion of Continous Systems Using Causal Solutions. 6. Inversion of Continuous Systems Using Non-Causal Solutions. 7. An Introduction to the Inverse Scattering Problem of Quantum Theory. 8. The Schroedinger Equation on the Half Line. 9. The Lebesque Integral. 10. Inverse Scattering for the Schroedinger Equation. References. Index. Index of Notations.
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