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Beder, Douglas Stanley (1965) Two studies of dynamical calculations in two meson systems. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd03242003091021
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This thesis describes dynamical calculations in dispersion theory relating to meson states. The first part discusses the bound state pseudoscalar mesons, utilizing a pole model representation of the binding forces.
In the onechannel pseudoscalar vector calculation, and in a calculation coupling this to the baryonantibaryon channel, fairly modest forces suffice to produce a tightly bound state. However, the output coupling constants are much larger than those fed into the calculation, so that bootstrap self consistency is not attained. It is also interesting that the baryonantibaryon channel seems to be a very significant contributor to the dynamical generation of bound state pseudoscalar mesons.
The second part of this work considers electromagnetic mass splittings of mesons. In a dynamical scheme for generating the mesons, mass splittings of the derived multiplets arise both because of mass splittings of the particles participating in the relevant scattering channels, and, because of photon exchanges. A crude inelastic bootstrap calculation of the [rho] vector meson is developed and then subject to electromagnetic perturbations. As a corresponding pseudoscalar meson bootstrap is not available, we can only relate pseudoscalar and vector mass differences here. A rough estimate which results for the [rho] meson is M[...]  M[...] 11 MeV. A yet cruder estimate of the K*(885) mass difference is MK[...]  MK[...][...] 5 MeV.
Item Type:  Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.)) 

Degree Grantor:  California Institute of Technology 
Division:  Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy 
Major Option:  Physics 
Thesis Availability:  Public (worldwide access) 
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Defense Date:  1 May 1965 
Record Number:  CaltechETD:etd03242003091021 
Persistent URL:  http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd03242003091021 
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ID Code:  1083 
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Deposited On:  24 Mar 2003 
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