Multiple Scattering Theory and Integral Equations

  • Bernard Rutily


Multiple scattering theory describes the transport of particles interacting with a host medium through the processes of scattering, absorption, and emission, the first-mentioned being the main one. It is based on the transport equation, a kinetic equation satisfied by the distribution function of the traveling particles. This is a mixed equation: the unknown function is differentiated with respect to some variables and integrated with respect to other variables. It can be transformed into an integral equation, whose kernel depends on the nature of the scattering process we are considering.


Integral Equation Transport Equation Fredholm Integral Equation Transport Theory Radiative Transfer Equation 
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