By John Dirk Walecka

This publication examines the inducement for electron scattering and develops the theoretical research of the method. It discusses our present theoretical realizing of the underlying constitution of nuclei and nucleons at acceptable degrees of solution and class, and summarizes current experimental electron scattering features. just a operating wisdom of quantum mechanics and precise relativity is believed, making this an appropriate textbook for graduate and complicated undergraduate classes.

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First there is elastic scattering with a form factor that falls in the k 2 direction indicating the extended charge distribution in the target. One then sees inelastic scattering leading to excitation of discrete nuclear levels. The form factors for these inelastic transitions characterize the spatial distribution of the transition charge and current densities. At higher energy loss, above particle 1 Electrons are light and radiate as they scatter; these radiative corrections must always be unfolded from the data before one gets at the underlying nuclear physics.

27) Now apply this relation to the state vector |jm representing a particle with angular momentum j and z-component m, and let Jˆ z act on this eigenstate. 28) ˆ This is the desired result. The quantity e−iβ Jy |jm is a rotated eigenstate with angular momentum m along the new z -axis. The goal now is to rotate the nuclear state vector |Ji Mi quantized with respect to the photon axes into a nuclear state vector |Ψi (Ji Mi ) correctly quantized with respect to the indicated {x, y, z} coordinates.

It will be assumed that the target is massive and its position will be taken to deﬁne the origin; transition current densities occur over the nuclear volume and hence all transition current densities will be localized in space. 9) This expression now contains all of the physics of the target. We proceed to make a multipole analysis of it. With the aid of the Wigner–Eckart theorem we will then be able to extract two invaluable types of information: • The angular momentum selection rules • The explicit dependence on the orientation of the target as expressed in (Mi , Mf ) The goal of the multipole analysis is to reduce the transition operator to a sum of irreducible tensor operators (ITO) to which the Wigner–Eckart theorem applies [Ed74].