ECE 526 - Electromagnetic Scattering 

Description: Credit 4.  Exact solutions of exterior boundary-value problems.  Low-frequency expansions.  High-frequency methods, including geometrical and physical theories of diffraction.  Hybrid techniques.  Radar cross-sections. 

Prerequisites: ECE 520 

Recent Textbook: J. J. Bowman, T. B. A. Senior and P. L. E. Uslenghi, eds., Electromagnetic and Acoustic Scattering by
 Simple Shapes, New York, New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1987. 

Topics: 

 1.    Exact solutions 

      a. Separation of variables 
      b. Function - theoretic methods

 2.    Low-frequency expansions 
 3.    High-frequency methods 

      a. Geometrical optics 
      b. Geometrical theory of diffraction 
      c. Physical optics

 4.    Fock’s theory 

      a. Physical theory of diffraction 
      b. Uniform theories

 5.    Hybuid methods 
 6.    Radar cross sections