Approximate Methods

  • Khosrow Chadan
  • Pierre C. Sabatier
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


We are again interested in scattering experiments where a beam of particles A is scattered by a target made up of particles B,at a “non-relativistic” given energy E (except in sections which are devoted to particular problems). For the quantum mechanical description of the system A-B,we use the Schrödinger equation, and one or several functions depending on the relative distance between the particles. Our “inverse problem” is the construction of these “potentials” from the experimental measurements.


Inverse Problem Differential Cross Section Approximate Method Born Approximation Potential Energy Curve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Khosrow Chadan
    • 1
  • Pierre C. Sabatier
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Université des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier CedexFrance

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