#### Location

Williamsburg, VA

#### Start Date

1-1-1986 12:00 AM

#### Description

Scattering problems in many areas of applied physics are governed by the wave equation. In the most usual situation, we are given the incident wave (input) and the scatterer(s) and attempt, through analytical, experimental, or numerical methods, to produce the scattered waves (output). Such procedures can be carried out in either the frequency domain or the time domain and are categorized under the general heading of “forward problems.” In a less usual, but no less important situation, we are given the incident wave (input) and the scattered waves (output) and attempt to find the scatterer(s) that produced the output. In this case, we call the procedures “inverse” problems.

#### Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

#### Volume

5A

#### Chapter

Chapter 2: Inversion, Imaging and Reconstruction

#### Section

Inversion

#### Pages

317-326

#### DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-7763-8_32

#### Copyright Owner

Springer-Verlag US

#### Copyright Date

January 1986

#### Language

en

#### File Format

application/pdf

The Parametric Inverse Problem in Transient Scattering

Williamsburg, VA

Scattering problems in many areas of applied physics are governed by the wave equation. In the most usual situation, we are given the incident wave (input) and the scatterer(s) and attempt, through analytical, experimental, or numerical methods, to produce the scattered waves (output). Such procedures can be carried out in either the frequency domain or the time domain and are categorized under the general heading of “forward problems.” In a less usual, but no less important situation, we are given the incident wave (input) and the scattered waves (output) and attempt to find the scatterer(s) that produced the output. In this case, we call the procedures “inverse” problems.