K-matrix fits to $pi$N $Yields$ N$pi$ and N$pi$$pi$ in the resonance region $Root$s = 1.3 to 2.0 GeV
Description: Thesis. Starting with partial wave amplitudes for pi N yields N pi and pi N yields several isobar model states of N pi pi , one can apply the constraint of unitarity (using the K-matrix). This permits the removal of the overall phase ambiguity of the isobar amplitudes at each energy. The K-matrix fits generated a smooth prescription for the T-matrix amplitudes, enabling one to search the complex energy plane for poles. The uniqueness of these poles was demonstrated by doing Breit-Wigner refits to the fitted T-matrix amplitudes. The success of the results and the obvious interpretation justified a simple determination of coupling signs for which there can be checks with theory. This thesis corresponds closely to a forthcoming paper submitted to Physical Review except that here the K-matrix is based on a 1972 solution A'' isobar-model fits to N pi pi data, and in the final paper solution B'' is used. (auth)
Date: October 1, 1973
Creator: Longacre, R.S.
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