Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Franz L Gross
Because the theory of strong interactions is mathematically intractable, it is necessary to make approximations which preserve phenomenological features of the theory in order to get answers to practical questions. This thesis explores two such techniques: (1) the chiral bag model is used to investigate the nucleon-nucleon potential and (2) perturbative QCD is used to investigate the pion form factor. An extensive introduction is presented to make the thesis more understandable to a wider audience of people otherwise unfamiliar with particle physics.
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Kahler, Richard L., "The strong force: Two calculations of strong interaction phenomena" (1996). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539623887.