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Physics 880.05: Modern Nuclear Theory

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*Overview of 880.05 Spring Quarters

Physics 880.05 is a two-quarter sequence covering selected topics in modern nuclear theory. In the Spring quarter, we will explore various aspects of effective field theories (EFT), with an eye toward EFT's for nuclear physics. This means NN scattering and the many-body problem.

Great expertise in field theory is NOT assumed, although I will assume at least one quarter of field theory. The starting point will be the Summer School lectures by Lepage entitled "How to Renormalize the Schrodinger Equation", which is available as a postscript file.

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*General Information about Physics 880.05

Course title:
Modern Nuclear Theory
Preprints available from the Los Alamos preprint server.
The spring quarter will be organized around issues related to effective field theory applied to strong interaction phenomena. We will explore these issues by working through (some of) the preprints listed below. The pace will be adjusted as we proceed. Planned order:
  1. Class Logistics and Overview
  2. Lepage
    1. Reading for 1-Apr-98: Secs. 1, 2.1, 2.2. Questions.
    2. Reading for 3-Apr-98: Sec. 2.3 Questions.
    3. Reading for 6-Apr-98: Review scattering and the partial-wave expansion (look it up in your favorite quantum mechanics book)
  3. Kaplan (with parts of Manohar)
  4. Donoghue
  5. Friar
  6. Kaplan, Savage, Wise
Class meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 2:30 to 3:18pm in Aviation 107.
[To be announced]
No exams!
Prof. Richard Furnstahl
office: 4050 Smith Lab
email: furnstah@mps.ohio-state.edu
phone: 292-4830 (office) or 847-4026 (home)
Office Hours:
[to be announced] and by appointment. In many cases, however, you can just drop by 4050 and find me (I'm also in 4080 a lot).

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* Supplementary References

Required Papers

Web Pages of Interest

Textbooks and Review Articles

Other Preprints and Journal Articles

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Questions for Lepage Paper

  1. For Sections 1 and 2.1-2.2
  2. For Section 2.3
  3. For Sections 2.4 and 2.5
  4. For Section 2.6

Questions for Kaplan Paper

Questions for Friar Paper

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*Problem Sets

[Details to be announced.]

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Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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