Chapter 1. Scattering Theory

  1. Sadhan K. Adhikari

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602801.ch1

Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems

Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems

How to Cite

Adhikari, S. K. (1998) Scattering Theory, in Variational Principles and the Numerical Solution of Scattering Problems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602801.ch1

Author Information

  1. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471181934

Online ISBN: 9783527602803

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Keywords:

  • scattering theory;
  • time-independent description;
  • wave-function description;
  • transition-matrix description;
  • K-matrix description;
  • multiparticle Lippmann–Schwinger equations;
  • close-coupling equations;
  • K and S matrices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Time-Independent Description of Scattering

  • Wave-Function Description

  • Transition-Matrix Description

  • K-Matrix Description

  • Multichannel Scattering

    • Inadequacy of Multiparticle Lippmann–Schwinger Equations

    • Close-Coupling Equations

    • Partial-Wave Multichannel K and S Matrices

    • Observables

  • Notes and References