Accession Number : AD0721723

Title :   Scattering Theory for Wave Propagation Problems of Classical Physics by the Method of Lax and Phillips.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : DENVER RESEARCH INST COLO DIV OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : LaVita,James A. ; Schulenberger,John R. ; Wilcox,Calvin H.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : The paper presents an application of the scattering theory of P. D. Lax and R. S. Phillips to a class of wave propagation problems of classical physics. The problems are governed by symmetric hyperbolic systems. The generalization of the results of Lax and Phillips presented here is based on a new coerciveness theorem for nonelliptic operators due to Schulenberger and Wilcox. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAVE PROPAGATION, THEORY), SCATTERING, PROPAGATION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), WAVE FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE