This volume addresses the broad formal aspects and applications of the quantum theory of scattering in atomic and nuclear collisions. An encyclopedic source of pioneering work, it serves as a text for students and a reference for professionals in the fields of chemistry, physics, and astrophysics. The self-contained treatment begins with the general theory of scattering of a particle by a central field. Subsequent chapters explore particle scattering by a non-central field, collisions between composite particles, the time-dependent theory of scattering, and nuclear reactions. An examination of dispersion relations concludes the text. Numerous graphs, tables, and footnotes illuminate each chapter, in addition to helpful appendixes and bibliographies.
About the Author
Ta-You Wu was the head of the theoretical physics section of the National Research Council of Canada.
Takashi Omura was the head of the Department of Physics at the University of Tokyo.
Table of Contents
1. General Theory of Scattering of a Particle by a Central Field
2. Scattering of a Particle by a Non-Central Field
3. Collision Between Composite Particles
4. Time-Dependent Theory of Scattering
5. Nuclear Reactions
6. Scattering Matrix S and Derivative matrix R
7. Dispersion Relations