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    A new and efficient method for the computation of Legendre coefficients

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    An efficient procedure for the computation of the coefficients of Legendre expansions is here presented. We prove that the Legendre coefficients associated with a function f(x) can be represented as the Fourier coefficients of an Abel-type transform of f(x). The computation of N Legendre coefficients can then be performed in O(N log N) operations with a single Fast Fourier Transform of the Abel-type transform of f(x).Comment: 5 page

    Non-local Potentials and Rotational Bands of Resonances in Ion Collisions

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    Sequences of rotational resonances (rotational bands) and corresponding antiresonances are observed in ion collisions. In this paper we propose a description which combines collective and single-particle features of cluster collisions. It is shown how rotational bands emerge in many-body dynamics, when the degeneracies proper of the harmonic oscillator spectra are removed by adding interactions depending on the angular momentum. These interactions can be properly introduced in connection with the exchange-forces and the antisymmetrization, and give rise to a class of non-local potentials whose spectral properties are analyzed in detail. In particular, we give a classification of the singularities of the resolvent, which are associated with bound states and resonances. The latter are then studied using an appropriate type of collective coordinates, and a hydrodynamical model of the trapping, responsible for the resonances, is then proposed. Accordingly, we derive, from the uncertainty principle, a spin-width of the unstable states which can be related to their angular lifetime.Comment: 25 pages, 2 figure
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