Dynamical Collision Theory and Its Applications reviews some of the powerful methods that have evolved for calculating the predictions of dynamical collision theory. Topics range from scattering theory to potential scattering, three- and four-particle scattering, multiparticle scattering, many-particle Lippmann-Schwinger equations, and the connected-kernel approach. This text is primarily intended for chemists, physicists, and graduate students interested in general scattering theory; intermediate and low-energy hadron and nuclear physics; atomic and molecular physics; statistical mechanics; and physical and quantum chemistry. There are a number of topics in this book that will be interesting to both mathematicians and particle physicists, as well as advanced graduate students in courses that involve collision theory.
The symposium was held to celebrate a century of modern physics initiated in 1887 by the Michelson-Morley experiment which demonstrated that the earth's motion had no effect on the behavior of light. Fifteen papers dwell relatively little on the past, addressing current developments in such areas as: physics at higher energies and smaller distances