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The Classical S Matrix

  • M. S. Child
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 53)

Abstract

The classical theory of canonical transformations is briefly reviewed and applied to the generation of angle-action variables for one vibrational degree of freedom. Analytical aspects of classical inelastic scattering are discussed in a modified angle-action representation. The origins of the primitive semiclassical and various uniform approximations for the S matrix are outlined. Numerical comparisons between exact and semiclassical transition probabilities are given for collinear vibrationally inelastic and reactive models.

Keywords

Phase Space Inelastic Scattering Uniform Approximation Canonical Transformation Initial Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Child
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical Chemistry DepartmentOxfordUK

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