By Yu.A. Kravtsov
Caustics, Catastrophes and Wave Fields in a feeling maintains the remedy of the sooner quantity 6 "Geometrical Optics of Inhomogeneous Media" within the current ebook sequence, by way of analysing caustics and their fields at the foundation of contemporary disaster concept. This quantity covers the foremost generalisations of geometrical optics on the topic of caustic asymptotic expansions: The Lewis-Kravtsov approach to commonplace services, Maslov's approach to caonical operators, Orlov's approach to interference integrals, in addition to their transformations for penumbra, space-time, random and different varieties of caustics. the entire equipment are amply illustrated by means of labored difficulties touching on suitable wave-field purposes.
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