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### Does the Hodge *-operator act on the tangent space at 0 to the space of integral (n-1)-cycles in a conformal manifold of dimension d=2n?

Suppose $M$ is a compact, oriented conformal manifold of even dimension $d=2n$.
Write ${\cal D}^{\mathit{int}}_{k}(M)$ for the space of integral
$k$-currents in $M$
and write ${\cal ...

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### diffusion and potentials in several dimensions

In a Lagrangian field theory there are conserved quantities, like total energy. This allows geometric arguments to be made about the behaviour of a system with known potential. (E.g. on asymptotic ...

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### Digital physics and “Gandy-like” machines

Various physicists, famously John Wheeler, have asserted that physical information is the central object of study in physics, in the sense that an object or concept is "physically meaningful" if it ...

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### Deformation quantization of Poisson bracket without star-product

Kontsevich's formality theorem implies in particular that star-products on a $C^\infty$-manifold $M$,
$$f\star g = fg + \sum_{k\geq1} \hbar^k B_k(f,g),\qquad f,g\in C^\infty(M),$$ where $B_k$ are ...

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### The ground state energy of an atom as a function of an external electric field

I think this question belongs to mathematical physics. The Hamiltonian of an N-electron atom in a homogeneous electric field is
$$ H =\left( \sum_{i=1}^N \frac{p_i^2}{2m } - \frac{Z e^2}{r_i} - E_z ...

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### Calculus of variations when functional involves inverse of the function

Typically the Euler-Lagrange equations are defined for the functional
$$ J[u] = \int_a^b L(x,u,u') dx. $$
However, I was wondering if anyone knows if they can be solved when the expression involves ...

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### Periodicity of KdV equation in relation to zero-curvature equation

In most of the resources that I have read, integrable systems described by a PDE posses a zero-curvature equation
$$
\partial_t U - \partial_x V + [U,V] = 0
$$
which gives rise to the monodromy matrix
...

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### How to obtain a classical r-matrix from a quantum R-matrix?

Let $R$ be a quantum R-matrix. Is there a procedure to dequantize $R$ and obtain a classical r-matrix? Thank you very much.

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### Pfaffian of several skew-linear transformations / matrices

Introduction: Let's assume we have a 2-form $\alpha=(1/2)\sum_{j,k=1}^n a_{jk}\ e_j\wedge e_k$, where $n=2m$, and $a_{jk}\in\mathbb C$. We know that $\alpha^{\wedge ...

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### The Yamabe problem and $\phi^4$ scalar field theory?

The other day I happened to be browsing this page on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_gap
In the middle of the page is the equation $$\square\phi+\lambda\phi^3=0$$ where $\square$ is the ...

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### General Relativity and Differential Geometry intuitions of Second Bianchi Identity

In General Relativity, one uses the Riemann Tensor in its coordinate form $R_{abcd}$, and proves the Second Bianchi Identity-
$R_{abcd;e} + R_{abde;c} + R_{abec;d} = 0$
It is said that ...

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### Physical meaning of the Lebesgue measure

Question (informal)
Is there an empirically verifiable scientific experiment that can empirically confirm that the Lebesgue measure has physical meaning beyond what can be obtained using just the ...

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### Why do we care about simplicity of the spectrum in Oseledets' theorem?

Oseledets' theorem is a fundamental result in Ergodic theory (see for example here, or Chapter 4 of Lectures on Lyapunov Exponents by Marcelo Viana).
The simplicity of the spectrum has been studied ...

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### Chern-Simons form and Rarita-Schwinger operator

The Rarita-Schwinger (RS) operator naturally generalizes the Dirac operator and in Physics it describes particles with spin-3/2.
I was wondering if there exists any reference concerning the ...

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### Rotation invariance of an integral

Consider the integral depending on 2 parameters
$$f(\tau,x):=\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{dp}{\sqrt{p^2+1}}e^{-\sqrt{p^2+1}\tau+ipx},$$
where $\tau >0,x\in \mathbb{R}$. This integral absolutely ...

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### Time-Energy Uncertainty Relation in relativistic Quantum Mechanics

There is an old intriguing result in non-relativistic QM, stating (roughly) that there is an Heisenberg Time-Energy Uncertainty Relation.
Unfortunately, in QM time is not an operator like space, ...

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### Dynamics of pairwise distances in the $n$-body problem

Disclaimer: I have asked this question on Physics SE a week ago, but got no answers. I know that some MO users are interested in the $n$-body problem, so I decided to cross post here as well.
...

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### Two point function of a free scalar field in Euclidean space-time

This question was previously asked here
http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/251927/two-point-function-of-a-free-massless-scalar-field-in-euclidean-space-time
though I did not get there an ...

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### Why do we study symplectic geometry? [closed]

What is the motivation behind studying smooth manifolds with a non-degenerate closed two-form?
The subject certainly originated from physics, but is there a deeper reason for why it is still an ...

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### References for Yang-Mills Theory

We are looking to run a working seminar about the Yang-Mills story. We hope that our seminars is of interest to analysts (working with curvatures and Ricci flows on Riemannian manifolds), the ...

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### Is $n+\frac {1}{2}$ in Kendall-Mann numbers and quantum harmonic oscillator related?

It is known that quantum harmonic oscillator is connected to the symmetric group of infinite order which is isomorphic to the permutation group. According to Cayley's theorem any finite group is ...

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### Invariance of spin coefficients

I have a question about how spin coefficients (Newman Penrose formalism) transform.
I know that if we perform a tetrad rotation, say of Class III:
$(l,n,m,\overline{m})\mapsto \left(\frac{1}{A}l, ...

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### intuitive connection between The KdV equations and the Virasoro bott group

I posted this on stack exchange but had no joy, perhaps someone here can answer : The Euler Arnold equation expresses equations (usually from mathematical physics) as geodesic equations on a Lie ...

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### A mathematical biology reference request

Is there any mathematical articles that describe the differential equation modelling of locomotion of amoeba using pseduopodia? I am looking for physics based models of pressure difference modeling of ...

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### Is there a Bayesian theory of deterministic signal? Prequel and motivation for my previous question

This is a prequel to my question:
What's the probability distribution of a deterministic signal? (functional integrals in probability theory)
Clearly my question looks at the same time fairly ...

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### What is the relation between sphere spectrum and supersymmetry?

In this this google+ post of Urs Schreiber, he says: "Grading over the sphere spectrum is supersymmetry" and then he redirect us to the abstract idea of superalgebra (in nLab).
Are there some ...

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### Hessians on Kahler Manifolds

This is primarily a linear algebra question, but for motivation I want to state this question in its natural, global context. Whenever we have a non-relativistic quantum field theory (renormalized, ...

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### find solution of complex number recurrence equation

I have the following recurrence equation:
$$(\mu\ n + \nu) f_{n} + J\Phi^{*} \sqrt{n+1}f_{n+1} + J\Phi\ \sqrt{n}f_{n-1} = 0$$
for complex numbers $f_{n}$ where $n = 0,1,2,3,...,\infty$ and complex ...

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### Importance of a Hamiltonian integrable system be a bi-Hamiltonian system?

Once I know a complete integrable system $(f_1=H,\ldots,f_m):M^{2m}\to\mathbb{R}$, $H$ being the Hamiltonian of the system. What is the importance to know about a second Hamiltonian representation for ...

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### Summation of series involving $\sinh$ of a square root

Consider the following series:
$$
S = \sum_{\text{odd } n} \sum_{\text{odd } m} \frac{(-1)^{(n+m)/2}}{nm} \frac{\sinh( \pi \sqrt{n^2 + m^2}/2)}{\sinh( \pi \sqrt{n^2 + m^2})}
$$
From the physical ...

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### Reference for supergroupoids in supersymmetry?

I would like to know some references on supergroupoids in supersymmetry.
A supersymmetry is invariance under a supergroup action (nLab, Supersymmetry).
It is know that groupoids provide a local ...

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### Christoffel-Darboux type identity

The classical Christoffel-Darboux identity for Hermite polynomials reads
$$\sum_{k=0}^n\frac{H_k(x)H_k(y)}{2^k k!}=\frac{1}{2^{n+1} n!}\frac{H_{n+1}(x)H_n(y)-H_n(x)H_{n+1}(y)}{x-y}.$$
I am ...

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### Is the regularization of a Fourier transform unique?

The Fourier transform of the Coulomb potential $1/\vert \mathbf r \vert$ of an electric charge doesn't converge because one obtains
$$F(k)=\frac {4\pi}{k} \int_0^\infty \sin(kr) dr.$$
The standard ...

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### Quantum Mechanics derivation of Wallis' Formula?

Recently there was a proof of the Wallis Product using quantum mechanics on the arXiv. However, there are many proofs of the result, Wikipedia has 4.
Fine Print the first proof has on Wikipedia, the ...

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### When two vertex (operator) algebras can be patched-up to a full CFT on a genus 0 surface?

Theorem 3 of the nLab article "Full field algebra" states that
Theorem 3. Two vertex operator algebras $V$ may appear as the left and right chiral halfs of a full conformal field theory precisely ...

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### Vector fields for volumetric-deviatoric decomposition

The strain tensor $\epsilon(u) = \frac12 (\nabla u + (\nabla u)^T)$ in linear elasticity can be decomposed additively into volumetric and deviatoric strains
\begin{gather*}
\epsilon_D(u) &= ...

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### underdamped oscillation with quadratic decay

I know that for a 2nd order linear differential equation system, there are 3 possible scenarios: over-damped, critically damped and underdamped. For the underdamped case the solutions are of the form:
...

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### Modular Tensor Categories: Reasoning behind the axioms

(Sorry for the length of the question, I'm trying to communicate what is bothering me as thoroughly as possible)
In the construction of modular tensor categories (MTC) from ground zero, we put ...

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### Proving the non-degeneracy of the critical points of the potential function for a certain vector field with $ n $ point-singularities

This question is an expansion of another question that I asked over at Math Stack Exchange.
In what follows, $ \alpha \in \mathbb{R}_{> 1} $ is a constant, $ n $ a fixed integer $ \geq 2 $, and $ ...

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### Tangent complex of dgla/ twisted dgla

I am looking for a theorem which says if we twist an $L_\infty$ quasi-isomorphism between dgla's by a Maurer-Cartan element, we'll get a new $L_\infty$ quasi-isomorphism.
Let $(\mathfrak{g}, d, ...

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### What's the probability distribution of a deterministic signal or how to marginalize dynamical systems? (functional integrals in probability theory)

In many signal processing calculations, the (prior) probability distribution of the theoretical signal (not the signal + noise) is required.
In random signal theory, this distribution is typically a ...

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### Principal bundle approach to general relativity

I am curious if there is any literature (texbooks, mainly, but articles will do too, though I don't have easy access to any paid journal) that deals with general relativity by using Ehresmann ...

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### Extreme unitary minimal models of conformal field theory

Some of the best understood conformal field theories are the 2D unitary minimal models $\mathcal{M}(m+1,m)$ indexed by the integer $m\ge 2$ and with central charge
$$
c=1-\frac{6}{m(m+1)}\ .
$$
I ...

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### Rigorous scaling limit for Navier-Stokes and Boltzmann equation

In the now 35 years old survey paper ''Kinetic equations from Hamiltonian dynamics'', Herbert Spohn mentions two important unsolved problems in mathematical physics: On p.571 the hydrodynamic limit, ...

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### Non-self adjoint Sturm-Liouville problem

I'm new to this site, but I felt the need to post when I recently came in to an ordinary differential equation/boundary value problem with this form:
$(1)- \frac{d^2 y}{d x^2} + \frac{m(m+1)} ...

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### Eigenvalues of the D'Alembertian operator

My question about the spectral theory of the D'Alembertian operator on a Lorentzian manifolds (say the spacetime $M^{3+1}$) given by $$\square = -\partial_{t}^2 + \Delta$$ for the metric $g=(-+++)$. ...

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### Distinguishing the Duflo star product

$\newcommand{\g}{\mathfrak g}\newcommand{\h}{\hbar}$
For a finite dimensional Lie algebra $\g$, he Duflo isomorphism is a complicated algebra isomorphism between the $\g$-invariant part $S(\g)^\g$ of ...

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### Moduli spaces in applied mathematics and condensed matter physics?

In this MO question it is stated that there is a relation between some aspects of condensed matter physics (namely the fractional quantum Hall effect) and the algebraic geometry of Hilbert schemes.
...

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### Low-dimensional classical r-matrices

Let $g= gl_2$. Suppose that $r \in g \otimes g$ satisfies the following properties:
(1) $r_{12} + r_{21} \in g \otimes g$ is $g$-invariant, $r_{12} = r$, $r_{21} = \tau \ r_{12}$.
(2) $[r_{12}, ...