a1 Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, India
a2 Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University Calcutta 700032, India
a3 Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta 700035, India
A unified analysis involving the solution of multiple integral equations via a simple singular integral equation with a Cauchy type kernel is presented to handle problems of surface water wave scattering by vertical barriers. Some well known results are produced in a simple and systematic manner.
(Received October 20 1994)
(Revised December 01 1995)