Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles

  • Roger G. Newton

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves

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  3. Scattering of Classical Particles

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  4. Quantum Scattering Theory

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 671-745

About this book


Much progress has been made in scattering theory since the publication of the first edition of this book fifteen years ago, and it is time to update it. Needless to say, it was impossible to incorporate all areas of new develop­ ment. Since among the newer books on scattering theory there are three excellent volumes that treat the subject from a much more abstract mathe­ matical point of view (Lax and Phillips on electromagnetic scattering, Amrein, Jauch and Sinha, and Reed and Simon on quantum scattering), I have refrained from adding material concerning the abundant new mathe­ matical results on time-dependent formulations of scattering theory. The only exception is Dollard's beautiful "scattering into cones" method that connects the physically intuitive and mathematically clean wave-packet description to experimentally accessible scattering rates in a much more satisfactory manner than the older procedure. Areas that have been substantially augmented are the analysis of the three-dimensional Schrodinger equation for non central potentials (in Chapter 10), the general approach to multiparticle reaction theory (in Chapter 16), the specific treatment of three-particle scattering (in Chapter 17), and inverse scattering (in Chapter 20). The additions to Chapter 16 include an introduction to the two-Hilbert space approach, as well as a derivation of general scattering-rate formulas. Chapter 17 now contains a survey of various approaches to the solution of three-particle problems, as well as a discussion of the Efimov effect.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Roger G. Newton
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88130-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88128-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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