## The Atomic Nucleus as a Relativistic SystemRelativity 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

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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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A-isobar baryon binding energy calculations central potential Chap chiral symmetry considered contribution corresponding Coulomb coupling constants density density-dependent dependence described determined Dirac equation Dirac spinor effective mass electromagnetic Fermi finite nuclei following form form factors framework given Hartree approximation Hartree–Fock interaction introduced isoscalar isospin isotopic isovector Lagrangian Lett lower component many-body mean-field approximation meson fields meson mass method momentum neutron star NL-SH nonlinear nonrelativistic Nucl nuclear matter nuclear medium nuclear structure nuclear-matter nucleon nucleon-nucleon OBEP obtained operator optical potential parameter set particle Phys pion condensation polarization problem properties of nuclear pseudoscalar pseudospin pseudovector quantum numbers quark radii RBHF reason relativistic effects relativistic mean-field relativistic theory reproduce RMF theory role RPCM RRPA saturation scalar and vector scalar field scattering self-consistent self-energy self-interactions shown single-particle solution spin spin–orbit force spin–orbit splitting vector fields vector meson Walecka model wave function