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Authors: Mao, Guangjun (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. of China) 
Book Description:
The violent dynamical expansion of dense matter produced in heavy-ion collisions determines that the microscopic transport theories designed for it should keep the line of time evolution and medium effects, both in the in-medium particle drifting and in-medium particle-particle scatterings. A set of relativistic transport equations for particle distribution functions have thus been developed. Starting from a Lagrangian of baryons interacting through mesons, one computes Feynman diagrams up to the Born term through employing the closed time-path Green's function technique.
All the ingredients of equations are derived from the same effective interaction and presented analytically. This book clearly shows how a relativistic Boltzmann equation can be deduced from a given interaction through reckoning Feynman diagrams of quantum field theory. While discussions are concentrated on the topic of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, the introduced method is rather general, and may find it's application in the problems of neutrino transportation of astrophysics and electron transportation of solid-state physics.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Introduction; pp. 1-2

Chapter 2 - Nonequilibrium Greenís Technique; pp. 3-12

Chapter 3 - Derivation of the Quantum Transport Equations for Hadronic Matter; pp. 13-33

Chapter 4 - Calculation of Mean Fields; pp. 35-45

Chapter 5 - Calculation of Collision Terms; pp. 47-64

Chapter 6 - Outlook; pp. 65-66

A. Zeroth-Order Greenís Functions; pp. 67-68

B. Center of Mass Frame of Two-Particle System; pp. 69-71

C. Method of Calculating Isospin Matrices; pp. 73-78

D. In-Medium Differential Cross Sections; pp. 79-88



   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-395-X
   Status: AV
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