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Author Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-

Title Light scattering by small particles / by H.C. van de Hulst.

Imprint New York : Dover Publications, 1981.


Description 470 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Series Structure of matter series.
Note Reprint. Originally published: New York : Wiley, 1957. (Structure of matter series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Basic scattering theory -- Conservation of energy and momentum -- Wave propagation in vacuum -- Wave propagation in a medium containing scatterers -- Polarized light and symmetry relations -- Special types of particles -- Particles small compared to the wavelength -- Rayleigh-Gans scattering -- Particles very large compared to the wavelength -- Rigorous scattering theory for spheres of arbitrary size (Mie theory) -- Non-absorbing spheres -- Spheres with refractive index near 1 -- Very large spheres -- Optics of a raindrop -- Absorbing spheres -- Circular cylinders -- Particles of other forms -- Edge phenomena and surface waves -- Applications -- Scattering and extinction experiments as a tool -- Applications to chemistry -- Applications to meteorology -- Applications to astronomy.
Summary This excellent text offers comprehensive treatment of the light-scattering properties of small, independent particles, covering both basic scattering theory and particular computations with different kinds of particles.
Subject Light -- Scattering.
ISBN 0486642283 paperback
9780486642284 paperback

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