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Eulers equation, i think? leonard suskin

  1. May 16, 2009 #1
    leonard susskind writes this on the chalk board a little after 1/2 way in this Nova episode on String theory

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/qt/3013_03.html
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    am i writing this correctly?

    Γ [1-∝(s) Γ (1-∝(t)]
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    Γ [z-∝(s) -∝(t)]



    edit spelld his name wrong
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
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  3. May 16, 2009 #2

    Cyosis

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    Unless I am missing something it seems he missed a bracket. In the numerator there are 4 ( brackets and only 3 ) brackets.
     
  4. May 16, 2009 #3
    but other than that... im recreating it correctly?

    ok so like this right?

    Γ [1-∝(s)] Γ [1-∝(t)]
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    Γ [z-∝(s) -∝(t)]
     
  5. May 16, 2009 #4

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    No, the "Euler equation" they are talking about looks like this:

    [tex]
    \frac{\Gamma(x) \Gamma(y)}{\Gamma(x+y)}
    [/tex]

    So it should be:

    [tex]
    \frac{\Gamma(1-\alpha(s)) \Gamma(1-\alpha(t))}{\Gamma(2-\alpha(s)-\alpha(t))}
    [/tex]

    A two not a z.
     
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