Even if a ‘complete set’ of experimental observables were measured for the elastic scattering or photo/electroproduction of pseudoscalar mesons, ambiguities would remain in the extracted partial-wave and isospin decomposed amplitudes. As these problems are not widely understood, the present work outlines the way model-dependence enters into analyses of data from both hadronic and electromagnetic facilities.
KeywordsElastic Scattering Pseudoscalar Meson Amplitude Analysis Born Term Theoretical Input
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