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Leptonic Decays of the Kaon According to Current Algebra and PCAC

  • R. J. Oakes
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 4/1967)

Abstract

In this lecture I want to discuss the recent calculations of the leptonic decays of the K mesons based on the current commutation relations of Gell-Mann [1] and the assumption of a partially conserved axial vector current [2] (PCAC). For the most part this will be a review of the work of Callan and Treiman [3] and Weinberg [4], although some new results, obtained in collaboration with McNamee [5], will also be discussed. The presentation will largely follow an approach due to Bell [6] and will be rather elementary since this lecture is primarily intended for those who are not already familiar with the techniques.

Keywords

Form Factor Pole Diagram Axial Vector Leptonic Decay Momentum Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Oakes
    • 1
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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