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The formal theory of scattering

Gell-Mann, M. and Goldberger, M. L. (1953) The formal theory of scattering. Physical Review, 91 (2). pp. 398-408. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GELpr53

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Abstract

The theory of scattering is developed from first principles with strict attention to the question of the preparation of the state vector of the system appropriate to a description of scattering. The connection between the present formulation and the more conventional interaction representation and S matrix presentations is traced. The wave matrix of Møller is introduced and the existence of bound states is discussed in connection with it. A number of applications to rather involved processes are discussed. Finally, the problem of self-energies in field-theoretic scattering calculations is treated.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:©1953 The American Physical Society. Received 23 January 1953.
Issue or Number:2
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.91.398
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:24 Oct 2006
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