Date of Award

Spring 5-2015

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Khin Maung Maung

Advisor Department

Physics and Astronomy


Calculations for proton-nucleus scattering often rely on transition amplitudes. We implement new transition amplitudes [7] 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.

Included in

Nuclear Commons