This volume contains two major articles, one providing a historical retrospective of one of the great triumphs of nuclear physics in the twentieth century and the other providing a didactic introduction to one of the quantitative tools for understanding strong interactions in the twenty-first century.
This text is suitable only for advanced graduate courses in nuclear physics.
1: Fifty Years of the Shell Model - The Quest for the Effective Interaction; I. Talmi. 1. Introduction. 2. The (Re)Emergence of the Shell Model. 3. Early Calculations. 4. Effective Interactions from Experimental Nuclear Energies. 5. Some Schematic Interactions and Applications. 6. Seniority and Generalized Seniority in Semi-Magic Nuclei. 7. Large-Scale Shell Model Calculations. 8. What Have We Learned? Where Do We Stand? References. 2: Introduction to Chiral Perturbation Theory; S. Scherer. 1. Introduction. 2. QCD and Chiral Symmetry. 3. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and the Goldstone Theorem. 4. Chiral Perturbation Theory for Mesons. 5. Chiral Perturbation Theory for Baryons. 6. Summary and Concluding Remarks. Appendix: A.1. Green Functions and Ward Identities. A.2. Dimensional Regularization: Basics. A.3. Loop Integrals. A.4. Different Forms of L4 in SU(2) x SU(2). References. Index.
Series: Advances in Nuclear Physics : Book 27
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 546
Published: 31st January 2003
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 2.14