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Application of Dispersion Relations to Proton Compton Scattering


Mathews, Jon (1957) Application of Dispersion Relations to Proton Compton Scattering. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/GFXM-F011.


Dispersion theory has been applied to proton Compton scattering at all angles. Unitarity of the S matrix determines the imaginary part of the scattering amplitude; the only absorptive process considered is pion photoproduction. The problem of analytic continuation of amplitudes has been handled in a natural way, which should be valid for scattering energies up to several hundred Mev. Numerical results calculated in a static approximation are in essential agreement with present experimental data.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Gell-Mann, Murray
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1957
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07142004-160311
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ID Code:2883
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Deposited On:16 Jul 2004
Last Modified:11 Oct 2023 23:05

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