A path integral constructed over a particular Riemann space is developed and applied to two-dimensional wedge problems. This path-integral-Riemann-space (PIRS) approach recovers the exact solutions of the heat conduction and the corresponding electromagnetic wedge problems. A high-frequency asymptotic evaluation of the PIRS electromagnetic wedge solution returns the standard geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD) results. Ramifications of this approach and its relationships with known path-integral methods are examined.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics