Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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On the Sommerfeld half-plane problem

Author: Bernard A. Lippmann
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 18 (1960), 301-303
MSC: Primary 78.35
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/127164
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Abstract: A simple derivation of the Sommerfeld solution to the problem of the diffraction of a plane, scalar wave by a half-plane is given. The discusson is of interest mainly because of the simplicity of the argument; however, it is felt that the ansatz that forms the core of the argument is probably more generally applicable.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/127164
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