scattering theory(redirected from Direct scattering problem)
scattering theory[′skad·ə·riŋ ‚thē·ə·rē]
The discipline that mathematically determines the amplitudes of the scattered fields in a scattering process or collision from the equations of motion of the interacting particles, including the potential energy of the interaction. Also known as direct scattering theory.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.