In relativistic Hamiltonians the two-nucleon interaction is expressed as a sum of v, the interaction in the =0 rest frame, and the ‘‘boost interaction’’ δv() which depends upon the total momentum and vanishes in the rest frame. The δv can be regarded as a sum of four terms: δ, δ, δ, and δ; the first three originate from the relativistic energy-momentum relation, Lorentz contraction, and Thomas precession, while the last is purely quantum. The contributions of δ and δ have been previously calculated with the variational Monte Carlo method for and . In this paper we report the results of similar calculations for the contributions of δ and δ. These are found to be rather small.
- Received 28 September 1994
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