The method of images in velocity-dependent systems

D. Censor

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This study investigates the application of image methodology to velocity-dependent wave systems. Special Relativity is used for the analysis of waves scattered by arbitrary moving objects in the presence of a perfectly-conducting plane-interface. The various scenarios considered involve geometrical, material, and kinematic symmetries. Cases discussed include free-space, material media at-rest, and material media in motion, with respect to the plane-interface boundary. The last configuration is elaborated for two different scenarios: the first assumes the same medium velocity throughout space when the plane boundary is removed; the second introduces two symmetrical velocityfields in the half-spaces involved, with a jump in flow direction at the interface. Where the method applies it simplifies the analysis, and the results enrich our yet limited repertoire of canonical problems for relativistic scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-73
Number of pages23
JournalProgress in Electromagnetics Research
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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