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Homework Help: Yukawa potential and the Klein Gordon

  1. Mar 15, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    a)Show that the yukawa potential is a valid static-field euation
    b)Show this solution also works


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Part (a)

    Using the relation given, I got

    [tex]LHS = \frac{e^{-\mu r}}{r} \left[ (m^2 - \mu^2) - \frac{2\mu}{r} - \frac{2}{r^2} \right] [/tex]

    So for LHS = RHS = 0, it means that ##m = \mu = -\frac{1}{r}##, so the wavefunction is ##\phi = \frac{e}{r}##.

    What does this mean?

    Part (b)

    Using the relation given, I got

    [tex] LHS = \left( E^2 - p^2 - m^2 \right)\phi [/tex]

    For LHS = RHS = 0, it means that ## E^2 - p^2 = m^2##.

    Does this mean that the particle must be on the mass shell? i.e. an external particle and not an internal (virtual) particle?

    What are the physical interpretations of these?
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