Construction of Unitary Scattering Amplitudes
Abstract
A general linear technique is discussed which constructs unitary scattering amplitudes without expanding in partial waves and in the presence of inelastic channels. Two and threeparticle intermediate states are discussed explicitly, but the method can be extended directly to any finite number of particles. A new approximation technique suggested by this formalism is applied to electroproduction of pions from pions and pionKmeson scattering. A form of the impulse approximation is derived for both the coupled form factor and the coupled scattering amplitude problems. The nucleon and deuteron form factor system is briefly discussed. Finally, a model field theory which contains threeparticle intermediate states is formulated and solved by the linear technique for purely pedagogical reasons.
 Publication:

Physical Review
 Pub Date:
 May 1961
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRev.122.983
 Bibcode:
 1961PhRv..122..983B