Fundamental Problems in Quantum Field Theory

S-Matrix Theory

Author(s): Takehisa Fujita and Naohiro Kanda

Pp: 20-34 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608057559113010004

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In this chapter, we discuss the S-matrix theory in quantum field theory. Here, we first treat the non-relativistic scattering theory and its relation to the Tmatrix. In particular, we discuss the scattering problem in terms of the Lippmann- Schwinger equation. Then we discuss the S-matrix theory in quantum field theory. This is based on the perturbation theory and we present the example of the S-matrix evaluation. In particular, we discuss some basic problems in the Feynman propagator of photon and show a possible physical difference between Feynman and correct propagators of photon.

Keywords: S-matrix, T-matrix, scattering amplitude, Lippmann-Schwinger equation, time-dependent perturbation theory, Born approximation, cross section, Feynman and correct propagator of photon.

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