Special Matrices of Mathematical Physics: Stochastic, Circulant, and Bell Matrices

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World Scientific, 2001 - Mathematics - 340 pages
Ch. 1. Some fundamental notions. 1.1. Definitions. 1.2. Components of a matrix. 1.3. Matrix functions. 1.4. Normal matrices -- ch. 2. Evolving systems -- ch. 3. Markov chains. 3.1. Non-negative matrices. 3.2. General properties -- ch. 4. Glass transition -- ch. 5. The Kerner model. 5.1. A simple example: Se-As glass -- ch. 6. Formal developments. 6.1. Spectral aspects. 6.2. Reducibility and regularity. 6.3. Projectors and asymptotics. 6.4. Continuum time -- ch. 7. Equilibrium, dissipation and ergodicity. 7.1. Recurrence, transience and periodicity. 7.2. Detailed balancing and reversibility. 7.3. Ergodicity -- ch. 8. Prelude -- ch. 9. Definition and main properties. 9.1. Bases. 9.2. Double Fourier transform. 9.3. Random walks -- ch. 10. Discrete quantum mechanics. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Weyl-Heisenberg groups. 10.3. Weyl-Wigner transformations. 10.4. Braiding and quantum groups -- ch. 11. Quantum symplectic structure. 11.1. Matrix differential geometry. 11.2. The symplectic form. 11.3. The quantum fabric -- ch. 12. An organizing tool -- ch. 13. Bell polynomials. 13.1. Definition and elementary properties. 13.2. The matrix representation. 13.3. The Lagrange inversion formula. 13.4. Developments -- ch. 14. Determinants and traces. 14.1. Introduction. 14.2. Symmetric functions. 14.3. Polynomials. 14.4. Characteristic polynomials. 14.5. Lie algebras invariants -- ch. 15. Projectors and iterates. 15.1. Projectors, revisited. 15.2. Continuous iterates -- ch. 16. Gases: real and ideal. 16.1. Microcanonical ensemble. 16.2. The canonical ensemble. 16.3. The grand canonical ensemble. 16.4. Braid statistics. 16.5. Condensation theories. 16.6. The Fredholm formalism.
 

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Contents

Some fundamental notions
3
Evolving systems
21
Glass transition
31
Formal developments
45
Equilibrium dissipation and ergodicity
63
Prelude
81
Discrete quantum mechanics
99
Quantum symplectic structure
127
Determinants and traces
183
Projectors and iterates
207
real and ideal
227
Appendix A Formulary
283
Circulant matrices
289
Bell matrices
302
Index
315
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An organizing tool
149

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