Common Problems in Low- and Medium-Energy Nuclear Physics

  • B. Castel
  • B. Goulard
  • F. C. Khanna

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Weak Interaction

  3. Quarks and Nuclear Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Gordon Baym
      Pages 213-239
    3. S. H. Kahana
      Pages 241-262
  4. Physics of Electrons, Protons, and Kaons

  5. Pion Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. Daniel S. Koltun
      Pages 533-550
    3. W. R. Gibbs
      Pages 595-619
    4. Martin D. Cooper
      Pages 667-675
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 677-679

About this book


The 1978 Advanced Study Institute in Nuclear Theory devoted to common problems in Low and Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics was held at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada from August 21 through September 1, 1978. The present volume contains the text of 25 lectures and seminars given at the Institute and illustrates the directions that nuclear physicists are taking in the evolution toward a unified picture of low, medium and high energy phenomena. Recent attempts at unifying the weak and electromagnetic inter­ action in particle physics have led naturally to question their role in nuclei. The success of the quark model at interpreting the new resonances in high energy physics makes it imperative to consider their role in dealing with nuclear physics problems at the microscopic level. Is our present knowledge of the nuclear potential consistent' with recent experimental evidence at low and medium energy and can it correlate meaningfully nuclear and pion physics phenomena? These are some of the fundamental questions debated in this book attempting to offer a consistent picture of the nuclear system as it emerges using the electromagnetic, weak and strong interaction probe. The lectures and seminars forming the present volume have been divided into four sections dealing with a) the weak interaction, b) quarks and nuclear structure, c) physics of electrons, protons and kaons, and finally d) pion physics.


electron electrons energy fields hadron high energy physics kinematics nuclear physics particle physics photon physics quark scattering strong interaction weak interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Castel
    • 1
  • B. Goulard
    • 2
  • F. C. Khanna
    • 3
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.University of MontrealMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Chalk River Nuclear LaboratoriesChalk RiverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8952-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8950-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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