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Gamma Function & Strong Force

  1. Aug 23, 2008 #1
    I Heard That the gamma function explains the strong nuclear force .
    [tex]\Gamma \left( z \right) = \int\limits_0^\infty {t^{z - 1} } e^{ - t} dt[/tex]
    How does it explain the Force?
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  3. Aug 23, 2008 #2

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    I don't think any mathematical function can "explain" any physical phenomenon. It may model it, or represent it, or be useful in calculations, but it can't explain anything - at best it can be used in an explanation.
  4. Aug 23, 2008 #3
    I think this is a vast understatement of the Veneziano amplitudes, which were used to explain Regge Trajectories and involved (dare I use the pun -- entangled?) with the Strong Force...or more precisely, "gluon fluxtubes" (a sort of proto-string object).

    It's fascinating stuff, so I'll give you some review papers to gaze upon:

    New Strings for Old Veneziano Amplitudes I.Analytical Treatment arXiv:hep-th/0410242

    New strings for old Veneziano amplitudes II. Group-theoretic treatment arXiv:hep-th/0411241

    New Strings for Old Veneziano Amplitudes III. Symplectic Treatment arXiv:hep-th/0502231

    New strings for old Veneziano amplitudes IV.Connections with spin chains and other stochastic systems arXiv:0805.0113
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