Mean-field approximation for inclusive observables

Y. Alhassid, B. M̈ller, S. E. Koonin

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The excitation of a many-body system by a one-body perturbation is considered. The stationary phase approximation to a functional-integral representation of the many-body evolution operator shows that the optimal mean field for describing the final expectation values of one- and two-body operators is that given by the time-dependent Hartree-Fock method. The forced Lipkin model is considered as a test of the mean-field approximation. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Mean-field approximation, inclusive observables. Time-dependent Hartree-Fock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-491
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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