This page will present a review with brief descriptions (incl. refs) of different methods.

- differential equation methods:

- separation of variables method (SVM):

- (homogeneous and multilayered)
spheres, infinite cylinders, spheroids (refs)

- (homogeneous and multilayered)
spheres, infinite cylinders, spheroids (refs)

- separation of variables method (SVM):
- surface integral equation methods:

- extended boundary condition method (EBCM):

- (homogeneous and multilayered)
spheres, finite cylinders, spheroids, Chebyshev particles
and so on, incl. non-axisymmetric particles (refs)

- (homogeneous and multilayered)
spheres, finite cylinders, spheroids, Chebyshev particles
and so on, incl. non-axisymmetric particles (refs)
- other methods

- extended boundary condition method (EBCM):
- volume integral equation methods:

- discrete dipole approximation (DDA):

- inhomogeneous. irregular-shaped particles (?)

- other methods

- discrete dipole approximation (DDA):
- approximations:

- Rayleigh one (conditions + refs)

- Rayleigh-Gans one (conditions + refs)

- Anomalous Diffraction one (conditions + refs)

- Geometrical Optics one (conditions + refs)

- many others, incl. quasistatic approximation, etc. (refs)

- Effective Medium Theory for inhomogeneous scatterers (refs)

- Rayleigh one (conditions + refs)

Some other reviews of the methods: (the list is under construction!)

- T.H.Hubing (1991)
*Survey of numerical electromagnetic techniques.*Univ. Missouri-Rolla, TR91-1-001.3, 1-20. - Th.Wriedt (1998)
*A review of elastic light scattering theories.*Part. Part. Syst. Charact., 15, 67-74. - M.I.Mishchenko et al. (2000)
*Overview of scattering by non-spherical particles*and some other chapters in the book M.I.Mishchenko et al. (2000)*Light scattering by nonspherical particles.*Acad. Press, San Diego.

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