Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Dan Olof Riska
    Pages 1-36
  3. D. Vautherin
    Pages 123-172
  4. K. Langanke, C. A. Barnes
    Pages 173-263
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-271

About this book


This volume presents five pedagogical articles spanning frontier developments in contemporary nuclear physics ranging from the physics of a single nucleon to nucleosynthesis in the Big Bang. Although the objectives of Advances in Nuclear Physics have been and will continue to be quite distinct from those of conventional conference proceedings, the articles in this volume are carefully edited and expanded manuscripts based on an outstanding series of lectures delivered at the VI J. A. Swieca Summer School in Brazil. Starting at the smallest scale, the first article by Dan Olof Riska addresses realistic chiral symmetric models of the nucleon. Since the analytic tools are not yet developed to solve nonperturbative QCD directly, significant effort has been devoted in recent years to the development of models which incorporate and are constrained by the approximate chiral symmetry manifested in QCD. This article provides a clear introduction to chiral symmetry and the Skyrme model, and discusses the Skyrme model’s relation to the chiral bag model, its extensions, and its application to nucleons and hyperons.


collision hadron nuclear physics nucleon weak interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • J. W. Negele
    • 1
  • Erich Vogt
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of Technology CambridgeMassachusettsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45157-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47065-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2970
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