2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Relativistic Electron Scattering Using the Point Form
Brian P. Carmignani* and Ian F. Noble
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor

We solve the problem of electrons scattering at relativistic speeds off of a spinless, three body target. The calculation is done in the point form of Relativistic Hamiltonian Dynamics. RHD is the medium energy quantum theory that is derived by defining how the potential energy effects the evolution of quantum states. These evolution properties are defined to be consistent with relativity, and the point form is one of many possible formulations. The point form calculation is then compared to two other solutions to the same problem that use formulations of RHD derived from different evolution properties.

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Topic(s):Physics

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 18-5
Location: MG 1096
Time: 10:30

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