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Author Collins, P. D. B., author.

Title An introduction to Regge theory & high energy physics / P.D.B. Collins
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Contents Preface; 1. The scattering matrix; 2. The complex angular-momentum plane; 3. Some models containing Regge poles; 4. Spin; 5. Regge trajectories and resonances; 6. Introduction; 7. Duality; 8. Regge cuts; 9. Multi-Regge theory; 10. Inclusive processes; 11. Regge models for many-particle cross-sections; 12. Regge poles, elementary particles and weak interactions; Appendices; References; Index
Summary This book presents an extended introduction to the theory of hadrons, the elementary particles that occur in the atomic nucleus. The main emphasis is on the theory of the complex angular momentum plane 'Regge theory'. In 1959 Tullio Regge demonstrated that it is useful to regard angular momentum as a complex variable when discussing solutions of the Schrödinger equation for non-relativistic potential scattering. This theory helps to classify the many different particles we know of, to explain the forces between them and to predict the results of high-energy scattering experiments. Regge theory thus serves as a unifying concept drawing together many different features of high-energy physics. This monograph is intended primarily for research students just beginning in particle physics, but experienced practitioners will also find much of interest. Originally published in 1977, this title has been reissued as an Open Access publication on Cambridge Core
Notes "First published 1977, reissued as OA 2023."
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 28, 2023)
Subject Regge trajectories.
Regge trajectories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781009403269