Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)

, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 65–74 | Cite as

Diffraction by perfectly conducting plane screens

II.—Plane-screen diffraction
  • W. D. Montgomery


The unique solution to the general vector problem of electromagnetic diffraction by a perfectly conducting plane screen of arbitrary configuration is obtained in the form of a convergent series. The radiation impinging on the plane screen originates from a spatially bounded source which is also of arbitrary configuration. The mathematical context used to obtain this solution is the Hilbert-space formulation of the angular-spectrum representation of plane waves.

Дифракция на идеально проводящих плоских экранах.-II


В форме сходящегося ряда получается единственное решение общей векторной проблемы электромагнитной дифракции на идеально проводящем плоском экране произвольной конфигуации. Излучение, падающее на плоский экран, происходит из пространственно ограниченного источника, который также также имеет произвольную конфигурацию. Математический подход, использованный для получения этого решения, представляет формулировку в гильбертовом пространстве представления углового спектра плоских волн.


L’unica soluzione al problema generale vettoriale della diffrazione elettromagnetica mediante uno schermo piano a conduzione perfetta di configurazione arbitraria si ottiene in forma di serie convergente. La radiazione che colpisce lo schermo piano deriva da una fonte spazialmente limitata, anch’essa di configurazione arbitraria. Il contesto matematico usato per ottenere questa soluzione è la formulazione nello spazio di Hilbert della rappresentazione dello spettro angolare delle onde piane.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Montgomery
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of ReginaReginaCanada

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