Inverse Problems and Inverse Scattering of Plane Waves
- Dilip Ghosh Roy, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
- L. Couchman, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Graduate students, researchers, and professionals in engineering (medical and biomedical imaging), mathematics, nuclear and chemical physics, geophysics and seisomolgy, and oil exploration.
- Published: October 2001
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-281865-3
The authors explain that inverse problems, unlike direct ones, are mathematical in nature, i.e., inaccessible by direct observation or experimentation: "To extract the hidden sources of the natural and biological phenomena from their manifestations is the leitmotif of inverse problems." Applying such diagnosis to the case of inverse scattering of plane waves from material objects, they discuss such topics as the theory of ill-posed problems, regularization by projections, uniqueness theorems, and algorithms. Roy works for a private firm in Largo, MD. Couchman is with the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR