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Electron Scattering for Nuclear and Nucleon Structure

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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology

  • Date Published: August 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018395

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  • This book examines the motivation for electron scattering and develops the theoretical analysis of the process. It discusses our current theoretical understanding of the underlying structure of nuclei and nucleons at appropriate levels of resolution and sophistication, and summarizes present experimental electron scattering capabilities. Only a working knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity is assumed, making this a suitable textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses.

    • Covers current experimental capabilities and previews future directions
    • Summarizes selected key experiments in the field and the insight gained from them
    • Author is at the forefront of nuclear physics research
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    'Walecka is a leading nuclear theorist who has been strongly associated with electron scattering work at each of these world-class facilities, and he is undoubtedly uniquely qualified in this field … the present book is thus long-awaited masterly exposition of the field by its leading international proponent. In all respects this is an impressive and scholarly tome … it is hard to imagine this work being bettered in the near future, and it will surely now stand as the textbook in the field for many years to come. It deserves to be read by any serious student of the field.' R. F. Bishop, Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018395
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 139 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Motivation
    2. Pictures of the nucleus
    3. Some optics
    4. Why electron scattering?
    5. Target response surfaces
    6. Why coincidence experiments?
    7. Units and conventions
    Part II. General Analysis:
    8. Electromagnetic interactions
    9. Multipole analysis
    10. Dirac equation
    11. Covariant analysis
    12. Excitation of discrete states in (e, e*)
    13. Coincidence experiments (e, e* X)
    14. Deep inelastic scattering from the nucleon
    15. Polarization in deep inelastic scattering
    16. Parity violation in inclusive electron scattering
    Part III. Quantum Electrodynamics:
    17. Basic elements
    18. Radiative corrections
    Part IV. Selected Examples:
    19. Basic nuclear structure
    20. Some applications
    21. A relativistic model of the nucleus
    22. Elastic scattering
    23. Quasielastic scattering
    24. The quark model
    25. Quantum chromodynamics
    26. The standard model
    27. Parity violation
    28. Excitation of nucleon resonances
    Part V. Future Directions:
    29. TJNAF(CEBAF)
    30. Other facilities
    31. Future directions
    Appendixes.

  • Author

    John Dirk Walecka, College of William and Mary, Virginia
    John Dirk Walecka obtained his PhD in nuclear theory from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. He was Professor of Physics at Stanford University from 1966 to 1987 and then went on to become Scientific Director of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) from 1986 to 1992. He is now Governor's Distinguished CEBAF Professor of Physics at the College of William and Mary. His research interests cover theoretical nuclear and sub-nuclear physics, in particular nuclear structure, the relativistic nuclear many-body problem, strong-coupling QCD, and electroweak interactions with nuclei. He has published numerous papers on nuclear physics, and in 1996 the American Physical Society recognized his work with the award of the Bonner Prize. He has lectured on electron scattering throughout the United States and Europe.

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