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Can somebody identify this equation for me?

  1. Jan 29, 2004 #1
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2004
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  3. Jan 29, 2004 #2

    chroot

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    Link doesn't work.

    - Warren
     
  4. Jan 29, 2004 #3
    sorry, does it work now?
     
  5. Jan 29, 2004 #4

    chroot

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    Yeah. I don't know what it is, but it looks like something in relativistic quantum mechanics.

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  6. Jan 29, 2004 #5
    It looks like an altered form of the complex fourier series. BAsed on that i think it deals with energy distribution across frequencies, but beyond that i am not sure. The first line uses dummy indices in a form similar to the notation uses in tensor calculus, so i think chroot may be right.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2004 #6

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    It's the general solution of the wave equation for a (classical) string with tension [tex]\alpha'[/tex] and length L. Compare Polchinski's String Theory, equation 1.3.22.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2004 #7
    well, we were way off.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2004 #8
    thanks everyone!
     
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