A simple model for inelastic scattering may be obtained by suitably generalizing scattering from a square well. The generalization introduces matrices into the quantum-mechanical scattering equations. These equations may be solved exactly to give an explicit expression for the scattering matrix. In this paper we first describe and solve the model, and then discuss the results it predicts for a simple example. We will see that even a simple inelastic system can exhibit rich scattering behavior.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)