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Concerning the notion of "time interval" in S-matrix theory

Goldberger, Marvin L. and Watson, Kenneth M. (1962) Concerning the notion of "time interval" in S-matrix theory. Physical Review, 127 (6). pp. 2284-2286. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GOLpr62

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Abstract

The notion of time duration is considered within the framework of S-matrix theory. It is shown that Wigner's definition of the time delay, -ih[(dlnS/dE)], for a scattering process permits one to define time duration in a "coarse-grained" sense.


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Additional Information:©1962 The American Physical Society. Received 15 May 1962. This work was done partly under Air Force contract (M.L.G. and K.M.W.) and partly under the auspices of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (K.M.W.)
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:22 Feb 2007
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