The Atomic Nucleus as a Relativistic System

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2013 - Science - 350 pages
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Relativity plays an important role in atomic nuclei, and, since the early 1970s, there has been increasing interest in, and literature on, the nucleus as a relativistic system. In fact, the relativistic treatment provides a powerful method to describe nuclear structure and reactions. It is thus an ideal time to collect and review the important landmarks in this book. Directed to advanced students and researchers, it explains both the underlying relativistic theory and compares predictions with actual experiments.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Features of the Meson Theory
25
The Relativistic MeanField Approximation
38
The Relativistic Approach to NucleonNucleus Scattering
89
Pion Dynamics and Chiral Symmetry
99
The Relativistic HartreeFock Approach
137
BruecknerHartreeFock Methods for Nuclear Matter
173
Excited Nuclear States
201
General Form of Local Dirac Equation
297
Equivalent Local Dirac Nuclear Models
299
Nucleon Effective Mass in the Nuclear Medium
300
Radial Equations for the Upper and Lower Components Gr and Fr
302
Boundary Conditions for Wave Functions and Meson Potentials
304
Generalized Weinberg Transformation
305
Expansions of the Vertex Functions for Various Mesons
306
Globally Chirally Invariant Lagrangian for the Model with an Axial Meson
307

The Equation of State of Nuclear Matter for Supernovas
218
Alternative Relativistic Models
239
Some Recent Applications
260
Summary and Outlook
289
A Appendices
293
Properties of the Ground State of Nuclear Matter in the Walecka Model
296
Direct and Exchange Matrix Elements for the TwoBody SpinOrbit Force
309
HartreeFock Procedure for the PointCoupling Model
318
References 323
333
Index
334
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