# algebraic scattering theory

## algebraic scattering theory

[¦al·jə¦brā·ik ′skad·ə·riŋ ‚the·ə·rē] (physics)

An approach to the analysis of reactions between composite particles in which the fundamental role is played by the scattering matrix, which is obtained algebraically, without the use of a wave equation, by using the concept of dynamic symmetry.

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