The Classical Scattering of Waves: Some Analogies with Quantum Scattering
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The scattering of waves in classical physics and quantum scattering theory have many dissimilarities, but also many things in common. Many of the modern developments in classical wave theory have their origin in quantum scattering despite the later development of quantum physics. Although each field has diverged from the other overtime, there are many analogies between the two disciplines and much in one area may enhance the other. In this work an outline is given of some aspects of the classical scattering theory of waves which have some relation with quantum theory. In addition, some numerical techniques are presented that may be of use in both areas.
- Quantum Theory and Relativity