Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy
Khin Maung Maung, Ph.D.
Physics and Astronomy
Calculations for proton-nucleus scattering often rely on transition amplitudes. We implement new transition amplitudes  with the relativistic equations. We can find the matrix elements of the operators between the usual Dirac spinor basis or the helicity spinor basis. The operators can also be written as a linear combination of non-relativistic spin operators. To transform from one basis to another, we need to find a transformation matrix. We must establish what one of the factors that appears in the transformed expression means in order to correctly complete our transformation matrix. Once this is resolved, our transformation matrix will be complete.
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Zarske-Williamson, Kinsey Ann Elisabeth, "Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Proton-Nucleus Scattering" (2015). Honors Theses. 283.