From self-consistent covariant effective field theories to their galilean-invariant counterparts

Anto Sulaksono, P. G. Reinhard, T. J. Bürvenich, P. O. Hess, J. A. Maruhn

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Abstract

We discuss how to obtain the nonrelativistic limit of a self-consistent relativistic effective field theory for dynamic problems. It is shown that the standard v/c expansion yields Galilean invariance only to first order in v/c, whereas second order is required to obtain important contributions such as the spin-orbit force. We propose a modified procedure which is a mapping rather than a strict v/c expansion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number262501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume98
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2007

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