Solutions of Mie-Scattering theory are infinite series solutions. In practical calculations, they are truncated at 1, 2 (Rayleigh limit) or 50 or 100 terms (computation calculations). But how do we know where to truncate, without computing the terms first and checking where error minimizes?

  • $\begingroup$ Can one do a series expansion in terms of some small parameter perhaps? $\endgroup$ – flippiefanus Oct 20 '16 at 4:26

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