Facets of Physics

Facets of Physics

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: D. Allan Bromley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159487

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Facets of Physics contains the major papers in the symposium on May 3, 1968 dedicated to Gregory Breit's honor. This book covers different facets of physics and the contributions made by Breit. The book reviews the development of the current knowledge of the nucleon-nucleon interaction, the status of understanding on the nuclear matter, and the detailed treatment of the finite nuclei. It also examines the consequences of the short-range nature of nuclear forces, the importance of the Breit interaction in atomic physics and quantum thermodynamics, and different proton-proton scattering studies. This book is a good reading material for nuclear physicists and other scientists who are interested in atomic physics and quantum thermodynamics.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    1. The Nucleon - Nucleon Interaction

    I. Introduction

    II. Phase Shift and the Scattering Matrix

    III. Relativistic Corrections

    IV. Meson Theories of the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction

    V. Potential Fitting to Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering

    VI. Phenomenological Analyses of Data

    VII. Charge Independence

    VIII. Conclusion


    2. Nuclear Matter

    3. Some General Consequences of the Short - Range Nature of Nuclear Forces

    I. Introduction

    II. Consequences of the Unitary and Symmetric Nature of the Collision Matrix

    III. Theories Based on the Short-Range Nature of the Nuclear Forces

    IV. The Collision Matrix as an Analytic Function of the Energy

    V. The Unitary-Symmetric Nature of the Collision Matrix

    VI. The Sum Rules of R-Matrix Theory

    VII. Consequences of the Short-Range Theories: Maxima and Minima of the Cross Sections

    VIII. Consequences of the Short-Range Theories: Behavior of the Cross Sections at Thresholds

    IX. Connection with the Optical Theory


    4. Interactions of Complex Nuclei


    5. The Breit Interaction

    I. The Breit Equation for Helium

    II. Helium Fine Structure

    III. Positronium Fine Structure

    IV. Conclusion


    6. The Isotope Shift

    I. Introduction

    II. Self-Consistent Description


    7. Proton - Proton Scattering Studies

    I. Early Work

    II. Proton-Proton Scattering at Wisconsin from 0.9 to 2.4 MeV

    III. Results

    IV. Extension to Higher Energy

    V. Concluding Measurements and Analysis


    8. Radio Ranging and Nuclear Physics at The Carnegie Institution

    Banquet Addresses

    Remarks by I. I. Rabi

    Remarks by Henry Margenau

    Remarks by Gregory Breit

    Bibliography :Gregory Breit


Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159487

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D. Allan Bromley

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