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A Method of Calculating Regge Trajectories


Blue, James Lawrence (1966) A Method of Calculating Regge Trajectories. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/GYRT-XJ11.


A method of calculating Regge trajectories is presented and tested. The method is based on dispersion relations and on Cheng's representation for the S-matrix in terms of the Regge trajectories. A non-linear equation must be solved to obtain α(s). Potential theory calculations, using the Cheng representation and a modified representation, are made to test the method. To illustrate the application to relativistic scattering, a crude calculation of the rho trajectory is made. A self-consistent trajectory with the experimental mass and width does not exist, but one may be found if the width is about 200 MeV. Omitted physical effects are discussed, and comparison is made with Chew's strip approximation.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Zachariasen, Fredrik
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:15 February 1966
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10022002-112524
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ID Code:3862
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Deposited On:02 Oct 2002
Last Modified:22 Feb 2024 23:45

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