ar X iv : h ep - t h / 98 10 02 6 v 1 5 O ct 1 99 8 Exact S - matrices


The aim of these notes is to provide an elementary introduction to some of the basic elements of exact S-matrix theory. This is a large subject, and only the beginnings will be covered here. A particular omission is any serious discussion of the Yang-Baxter equation; instead, the focus will be on questions of analytic structure, and the bootstrap equations. Even then, what I have to say will only be a sketch of the simpler aspects. The hope is to give a hint of the many curious features of scattering theories in 1+1 dimensions. DTP-98/69; hep-th/9810026

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@inproceedings{Dorey1998arXI, title={ar X iv : h ep - t h / 98 10 02 6 v 1 5 O ct 1 99 8 Exact S - matrices}, author={Patrick E. Dorey}, year={1998} }