Does anyone know any books, websites, lecture notes etc on S-matrix?

In summary, the S-matrix is a mathematical concept used in quantum mechanics to describe the behavior of particles during a scattering process. It relates the initial and final states of particles and can be used to calculate the probability of a given scattering event. Some recommended books on the topic include "The S-Matrix in Quantum Field Theory" by Laurent Baulieu, "The S-Matrix Theory of Strong Interactions" by Geoffrey Chew, and "S-Matrix Theory of Strong Interactions" by A. A. Sokolov and I. M. Ternov. There are also many online resources available for learning about S-matrix theory, such as MIT OpenCourseWare lecture notes and the arXiv preprint archives. The S
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Does anyone know any books, websites, lecture notes etc that discuss on the poles of the S matrix being physically, the bound states?
 
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Your best bets are:

S-matrix theory of strong interactions;: A lecture note and reprint volume (Frontiers in physics; a lecture note and reprint series) by Geoffrey F Chew.

The Analytic S Matrix: A Basis For Nuclear Democracy by Geoffrey F. Chew (Unknown Binding - 1966)

Dispersion relation dynamics: A phenomenological introduction to S-matrix theory by Hugh Burkhardt

There are many others listed at Amazon.com, but these are the most direct.
 
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There are many resources available on the topic of S-matrix and its physical interpretation. Some recommended books include "Quantum Field Theory" by Mark Srednicki, "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory" by Michael Peskin and Daniel Schroeder, and "The Quantum Theory of Fields" by Steven Weinberg. These books provide a comprehensive overview of the S-matrix and its significance in quantum field theory.

In terms of websites and lecture notes, there are numerous online resources that discuss the physical interpretation of the poles of the S-matrix. Some recommended websites include "Quantum Field Theory Lecture Notes" by David Tong and "Introduction to Quantum Field Theory" by John Preskill. These resources provide a more detailed explanation of the concept of bound states and how they relate to the poles of the S-matrix.

Overall, there is a wealth of information available on the topic of S-matrix and its physical interpretation. It is important to consult multiple sources and to have a strong understanding of quantum field theory in order to fully comprehend the significance of the S-matrix and its poles.
 

1. What is the S-matrix in physics?

The S-matrix, or scattering matrix, is a mathematical concept used in quantum mechanics to describe the behavior of particles during a scattering process. It relates the initial and final states of particles, and can be used to calculate the probability of a given scattering event.

2. What are some books that cover the topic of S-matrix?

Some recommended books on S-matrix theory include "The S-Matrix in Quantum Field Theory" by Laurent Baulieu, "The S-Matrix Theory of Strong Interactions" by Geoffrey Chew, and "S-Matrix Theory of Strong Interactions" by A. A. Sokolov and I. M. Ternov.

3. Are there any online resources for learning about S-matrix?

Yes, there are many websites and lecture notes available for learning about S-matrix theory. Some popular resources include the MIT OpenCourseWare lecture notes on "The S-Matrix in Quantum Field Theory" and the arXiv preprint archives for research papers on the topic.

4. Can the S-matrix be applied to all types of particles?

Yes, the S-matrix theory is a universal concept that can be applied to all types of particles, including bosons and fermions. It is a fundamental tool in understanding the behavior of particles in the quantum world.

5. How does the S-matrix relate to other concepts in physics?

The S-matrix is closely related to other concepts in physics, such as quantum field theory and perturbation theory. It is also used in various areas of theoretical physics, including particle physics, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics.

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