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### Good references for Rigged Hilbert spaces?

Every now and then I attempt to understand better quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, but for a variety of possible reasons, I find it very difficult to read any kind of physicist account, ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Boundary conditions for Klein-Gordon equation [on hold]

Let us consider the Klein-Gordon equation
$$(\Box +m^2)u=0,$$
where $u$ is a scalar valued function, $m\geq 0$, $\Box=\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x_0^2}-\sum_{i=1}^d\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x_i^2}$.
...

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votes

**12**answers

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### What is an integrable system

What is an integrable system, and what is the significance of such systems? (Maybe it is easier to explain what a non-integrable system is.) In particular, is there a dichotomy between "integrable" ...

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votes

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292 views

### Why does the Bogolyubov transformation work? - In language of Clifford Algebras?

Letting the standard Clifford algebra of dimension $2k$ be denoted by $Cl_{2k}$, let's denote the corresponding complex Clifford algebra via $$\mathbb{C}l_{2k}\equiv Cl_{2k}\otimes_{\mathbb{R}}\mathbb{...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Spin structure for varieties, especially finite field

I wonder about the notion of a spin structure for varieties over any field and results in this direction. For example, I wonder if there is something like a spin-bundle for the sphere $x^2+y^2+z^2=R^2$...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Troost-Bourget identity $ N \sum_{d|N} 1 = \sum_{d| N} \sum_{l=1}^d \mathrm{gcd}(d,l) $ [on hold]

In the process of evaluating a "supersymmetric index", Bourget and Troost establish a rather elementary identity:
$$ \frac{N}{m} \sum_{d| N} \sum_{l=1}^{\mathrm{gcd}(d,m)} \mathrm{gcd}\left[ \mathrm{...

**10**

votes

**0**answers

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### What is known about the Yang-Mills stratification over 3-manifolds?

Rade proved in his thesis (Crelle's Journal, 1992, available here: digizeitschriften.de/dms/toc/?PPN=PPN243919689) that if $E\rightarrow M$ is a $U(n)$-bundle over a 3-manifold, then the gradient flow ...

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votes

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### Possible lower bound in quantum many body system with non-local terms

I am asking a question related to Lieb-Robinson bound and nonlocality.
As we know from Lieb-Robinson theorem (see e.g. http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.5137): Suppose a Hamiltonian system is local, i.e. $H=\...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Short examples that are/are not quantum-ergodic

Are there any considerably short examples of manifolds that are/aren't quantum ergodic, or quantum unique ergodic?
Note that a (compact) Riemannian manifold is said to be quantum ergodic if almost ...

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votes

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### AKSZ sigma models for higher spin

The AKSZ framework constructs 2D sigma models in the BV formalism. Is there a generalization of the AKSZ approach to higher spin?

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### Reason of the scaling factor $n^{2}$ in Hydrodynamic limits

In some books about hydrodynamic limits, example De Masi and Pressuti, when taking about the transition from micro to macro to get the hydrodynamic limit of some process it is mentioned that in order ...

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votes

**1**answer

287 views

### 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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vote

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### Calculating moment of inertia in 2d planar polygon

I've derived equations for 2d polygon's moment of inertia using Green's Theorem (constant density \rho)
$$I_y = \frac{\rho}{12}\sum_{i=0}^{i=N-1} ( x_i^2 + x_i x_{i+1} + x_{i+1}^2 ) ( x_i y_{i+1} - ...

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votes

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### Second-order term of the Fedosov quantised product

In Fedosov's version of quantisation of functions on a symplectic manifold, the product is given in terms of a symplectic connection. I have looked through Fedosov's book in deformation quantisation, ...

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votes

**1**answer

260 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

159 views

### Fock Space Proof of $(g(x)\phi^4)_2$ Mass Gap?

Is there a proof that does not depend on Euclidean methods? Is this a proof? :
$V(g)$ can be written as $P+R$ where $P$ is non-negative and $R$ is $N$-bounded (and hence $(H_0+\lambda P)$-bounded). $...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Self-adjointness of the components of the magnetic derivative

On $L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ define the operator $\Pi_{j} u := (-i\partial/\partial x_{j} - A_{j})u$, where $A_{j} \in L^{2}_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ represents the $j$-th component of the magnetic ...

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votes

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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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votes

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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 D}^{\mathit{int}}...

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votes

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**4**answers

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### How is tropicalization like taking the classical limit?

There is a folk — I can't call it a theorem — "fact" that the mathematical relationship between Complex and Tropical geometry is analogous to the physical relationship between Quantum and ...

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vote

**0**answers

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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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

104 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

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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 ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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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 m}=\alpha\wedge\alpha\dots\wedge\...

**7**

votes

**4**answers

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### Applications of Euler-Cauchy ODEs

The Euler-Cauchy ODE (2nd order, homogeneous version) is:
$$
x^2 y'' + a x y' + b y = 0
$$
Looking in various books on ODEs and a random walk on a web search (i.e. I didn't click on every link, but ...

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votes

**4**answers

471 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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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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vote

**0**answers

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### An analytic family of in fact non-existent improper Riemann integrals

Question:
Are there any useful interpretations or "applications" of the formula
$$\intop_0^\infty e^{-ax}\frac{\sin x}{x}\,dx=\frac{\pi}{2}-\arctan(a)\qquad \forall\;a\in \mathbb{R},
$$
in which the ...

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votes

**8**answers

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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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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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, An,...

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votes

**2**answers

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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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vote

**0**answers

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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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votes

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

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### Which bundles does the character variety parameterize?

For any Riemann surface with punctures $C$, and Lie group $G$, the character variety is the space of maps $\mathrm{Hom}(\pi_1(C), G)$.
I know that if $G= S_n$ (not a lie group), then $\mathrm{Hom}(\...

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### How to prove this determinant is positive-II?

Question: Given an arbitrary number of real matrices of the form $ A_i=
\biggl(\begin{matrix}
C_i+E_i & B_i \\
B_i^T & D_i-F_i
\end{matrix} \biggr)
$, where $B_i$ is an arbitrary $n\times n$ ...

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votes

**0**answers

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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 group....

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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 ...