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Barry R Holstein

1996

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Answer To Question #26. Electromagnetic Field Momentum, Br Holstein Dec 1995

Answer To Question #26. Electromagnetic Field Momentum, Br Holstein

Barry R Holstein

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Understanding Alpha Decay, Br Holstein Dec 1995

Understanding Alpha Decay, Br Holstein

Barry R Holstein

The subject of alpha decay is an important part of a course in modern physics, as it provides a clear experimental manifestation of the phenomenon of barrier penetration. The traditional approach, based on Gamow's complex eigenvalue method, raises a number of questions which can be answered by employing the older but less well-known procedure of summing over scattering states. Additional insights are gained by examination of the alpha decay system via more contemporary path integral based techniques.