New articles on Mathematical Physics


[1] 2407.14545

Gauged linear sigma model in geometric phase. II. the virtual cycle

We provide the detailed construction of the virtual cycles needed for defining the cohomological field theory associated to a gauged linear sigma model in geometric phase.


[2] 2407.14965

Commutation relations for functions of canonical conjugate operators

In this work, the commutator of any two reasonable functions of several pairs of canonical conjugate operators is obtained as a sum of terms of partial derivatives of those functions (equations 9, 10 or 11). When applied to quantum mechanics, first term in the sum is formally equivalent to Poisson bracket in classical mechanics, which is a well-known result. The novelty respect other papers is the type of functions of operators considered: equations mentioned are proved valid when each function is an infinite series of positive and negative powers of these operators, as long as every series converges. Therefore, this formalism can be applied to functions such as the Coulomb potential, where the inverse of radial distance cannot be expressed as a Taylor series.


[3] 2407.15107

Momentum Space Feynman Integral for the Bound State Aharonov-Bohm Effect

We construct the Feynman integral for the Schr\"odinger propagator in the polar conjugate momentum space, which describes the bound state Aharonov-Bohm effect, as a well-defined white noise functional.


[4] 2407.15115

The Aharonov-Bohm Hamiltonian: self-adjointness, spectral and scattering properties

This work provides an introduction and overview on some basic mathematical aspects of the single-flux Aharonov-Bohm Schr\"odinger operator. The whole family of admissible self-adjoint realizations is characterized by means of four different methods: von Neumann theory, boundary triplets, quadratic forms and Kre{\u\i}n's resolvent formalism. The relation between the different parametrizations thus obtained is explored, comparing the asymptotic behavior of functions in the corresponding operator domains close to the flux singularity. Special attention is devoted to those self-adjoint realizations which preserve the same rotational symmetry and homogeneity under dilations of the basic differential operator. The spectral and scattering properties of all the Hamiltonian operators are finally described.


[5] 2407.15287

Poisson bundles over unordered configurations

In this paper we construct a Poisson algebra bundle whose distributional sections are suitable to represent multilocal observables in classical field theory. To do this, we work with vector bundles over the unordered configuration space of a manifold $M$ and consider the structure of a $2$-monoidal category given by the usual (Hadamard) tensor product of bundles and a new (Cauchy) tensor product which provides a symmetrized version of the usual external tensor product of vector bundles on $M$. We use the symmetric algebras with respect to both products to obtain a Poisson 2-algebra bundle mimicking the construction of Peierls bracket from the causal propagator in field theory. The explicit description of observables from this Poisson algebra bundle will be carried out in a forthcoming paper.


[6] 2407.15704

Distributions of consecutive level spacings of GUE and their ratio: an analytic treatment

In recent studies of many-body localization in nonintegrable quantum systems, the distribution of the ratio of two consecutive energy level spacings, $r_n=(E_{n+1}-E_n)/(E_{n}-E_{n-1})$ or $\tilde{r}_n=\min(r_n,r_n^{-1})$, has been used as a measure to quantify the chaoticity, alternative to the more conventional distribution of the level spacings, $s_n=\bar{\rho}(E_n)(E_{n+1}-E_n)$, as the former unnecessitates the unfolding required for the latter. Based on our previous work on the Tracy-Widom approach to the Janossy densities, we present analytic expressions for the joint probability distribution of two consecutive eigenvalue spacings and the distribution of their ratio for the Gaussian unitary ensemble (GUE) of random Hermitian $N\times N$ matrices at $N\to\infty$, in terms of a system of differential equations. As a showcase of efficacy of our results for characterizing an approach to quantum chaoticity, we contrast them to arguably the most ideal of all quantum-chaotic spectra: the zeroes of the Riemann $\zeta$ function on the critical line at increasing heights.


[7] 2407.14626

Independent GUE minor processes of perfect matchings on rail-yard graphs

We study perfect matchings on the rail-yard graphs in which the right boundary condition is given by the empty partition and the left boundary can be divided into finitely many alternating line segments where all the vertices along each line segment are either removed or remained. When the edge weights satisfy certain conditions, we show that the distributions of the locations of certain types of dimers near the right boundary converge to the spectra of independent GUE minor processes. The proof is based on new quantitative analysis of a formula to compute Schur functions at general points discovered in \cite{ZL18}.


[8] 2407.14718

A mimetic discretization of Westervelt's equation

A broad class of nonlinear acoustic wave models possess a Hamiltonian structure in their dissipation-free limit and a gradient flow structure for their dissipative dynamics. This structure may be exploited to design numerical methods which preserve the Hamiltonian structure in the dissipation-free limit, and which achieve the correct dissipation rate in the spatially-discrete dissipative dynamics. Moreover, by using spatial discretizations which preserve the de Rham cohomology, the non-evolving involution constraint for the vorticity may be exactly satisfied for all of time. Numerical examples are given using a mimetic finite difference spatial discretization.


[9] 2407.14986

Structured Input-Output Modeling and Robust Stability Analysis of Compressible Flows

The recently introduced structured input-output analysis is a powerful method for capturing nonlinear phenomena associated with incompressible flows, and this paper extends that method to the compressible regime. The proposed method relies upon a reformulation of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations, which allows for an exact quadratic formulation of the dynamics of perturbations about a steady base flow. To facilitate the structured input-output analysis, a pseudo-linear model for the quadratic nonlinearity is proposed and the structural information of the nonlinearity is embedded into a structured uncertainty comprising unknown `perturbations'. The structured singular value framework is employed to compute the input-output gain, which provides an estimate of the robust stability margin of the flow perturbations, as well as the forcing and response modes that are consistent with the nonlinearity structure. The analysis is then carried out on a plane, laminar compressible Couette flow over a range of Mach numbers. The structured input-output gains identify an instability mechanism, characterized by a spanwise elongated structure in the streamwise-spanwise wavenumber space at a subsonic Mach number, that evolves into an oblique structure at sonic and supersonic Mach numbers. In addition, the structured input-output forcing and response modes provide insight into the thermodynamic and momentum characteristics associated with a source of instability. Comparisons with a resolvent/unstructured analysis reveal discrepancies in the distribution of input-output gains over the wavenumber space as well as in the modal behavior of an instability, thus highlighting the strong correlation between the structural information of the nonlinearity and the underlying flow physics.


[10] 2407.15001

Integral and hypergeometric representations for multiple orthogonal polynomials

This paper addresses two primary objectives in the realm of classical multiple orthogonal polynomials with an arbitrary number of weights. Firstly, it establishes new and explicit hypergeometric expressions for type I Hahn multiple orthogonal polynomials. Secondly, applying the residue theorem and the Mellin transform, the paper derives contour integral representations for several families of orthogonal polynomials. Specifically, it presents contour integral formulas for both type I and type II multiple orthogonal polynomials in the Laguerre of the first kind, Jacobi-Pi\~neiro, and Hahn families. The evaluation of these integrals leads to explicit hypergeometric representations.


[11] 2407.15069

Dipole Cosmology in $f(Q)$-gravity

Symmetric teleparallel $f(Q)$-gravity allows for the presence of a perfect fluid with a tilted velocity in the Kantowski-Sachs geometry. In this dipole model, we consider an ideal gas and we investigate the evolution of the physical parameters. The tilt parameter is constrained by the nonlinear function $f(Q)$ through the non-diagonal equations of the field equations. We find that the dynamics always reduce to the vacuum solutions of STEGR. This includes the Kasner universe, when no cosmological term is introduced by the $f(Q)$ function, and the isotropic de Sitter universe, where $f\left( Q\right) $ plays the role of the cosmological constant. In the extreme tilt limit, the universe is consistently anisotropic and accelerated. However, the final solution matches that of STEGR.


[12] 2407.15088

Stationary Solitons in discrete NLS with non-nearest neighbour interactions

The aim of this paper is to provide a construction of stationary discrete solitons in an extended one-dimensional Discrete NLS model with non-nearest neighbour interactions. These models, models of the type with long-range interactions were studied in various other contexts. In particular, it was shown that, if the interaction strength decays sufficiently slowly as a function of distance, it gives rise to bistability of solitons, which may find applications in their controllable switching. Dynamical lattices with long-range interactions also serve as models for energy and charge transport in biological molecules. Using a dynamical systems method we are able to construct, with great accuracy, stationary discrete solitons for our model, for a large region of the parameter space.


[13] 2407.15092

PFWNN: A deep learning method for solving forward and inverse problems of phase-field models

Phase-field models have been widely used to investigate the phase transformation phenomena. However, it is difficult to solve the problems numerically due to their strong nonlinearities and higher-order terms. This work is devoted to solving forward and inverse problems of the phase-field models by a novel deep learning framework named Phase-Field Weak-form Neural Networks (PFWNN), which is based on the weak forms of the phase-field equations. In this framework, the weak solutions are parameterized as deep neural networks with a periodic layer, while the test function space is constructed by functions compactly supported in small regions. The PFWNN can efficiently solve the phase-field equations characterizing the sharp transitions and identify the important parameters by employing the weak forms. It also allows local training in small regions, which significantly reduce the computational cost. Moreover, it can guarantee the residual descending along the time marching direction, enhancing the convergence of the method. Numerical examples are presented for several benchmark problems. The results validate the efficiency and accuracy of the PFWNN. This work also sheds light on solving the forward and inverse problems of general high-order time-dependent partial differential equations.


[14] 2407.15103

Minimizing Schrödinger eigenvalues for confining potentials

We consider the problem of minimizing the lowest eigenvalue of the Schr\"odinger operator $-\Delta+V$ in $L^2(\mathbb R^d)$ when the integral $\int e^{-tV}\,dx$ is given for some $t>0$. We show that the eigenvalue is minimal for the harmonic oscillator and derive a quantitative version of the corresponding inequality.


[15] 2407.15205

Backlund transformation of Kaup Kupershmidt equations with mutli soliton solutions un Darboux framewor

This article encloses the derivation of Darboux solutions for Kaup Kupershmidt equations with their generalization in determinantal form. One of the main focuses of this work is to construct the Backlund transformation for the different solutions of that equation through its associated Riccati equation and then that transformations further reduces to its algebraic analogue with the help of One-fold Darboux solution. Finally, its exact solutions upto three solitons are calculated with their graphical representations which reveal dynamical profiles of these solutions.


[16] 2407.15289

Kerr--Newman Memory Effect

We bring the Kerr--Newman spacetime into the Bondi--Sachs gauge by means of zero angular momentum, null geodesics. We compute the memory effect produced at the black hole horizon by a transient gravitational shock wave, which from future null infinity is seen as a Bondi-Metzner-Sachs supertranslation. This results in a change of the supertransformation charges at infinity between the spacetime geometries defined by the black hole before, and after, the shockwave scattering. For an extremal Kerr--Newman black hole, we give the complementary description of this process in the near-horizon limit, as seen by an observer hovering over the horizon. In this limit, we compute the supertranformation charges and compare them to those calculated at null infinity. We analyze the effect of these transformations on the electromagnetic gauge field and explore the self-interaction between this and the angular momentum of the black hole.


[17] 2407.15357

Lower bound for simulation cost of open quantum systems: Lipschitz continuity approach

Simulating quantum dynamics is one of the most promising applications of quantum computers. While the upper bound of the simulation cost has been extensively studied through various quantum algorithms, much less work has focused on establishing the lower bound, particularly for the simulation of open quantum system dynamics. In this work, we present a general framework to calculate the lower bound for simulating a broad class of quantum Markov semigroups. Given a fixed accessible unitary set, we introduce the concept of convexified circuit depth to quantify the quantum simulation cost and analyze the necessary circuit depth to construct a quantum simulation scheme that achieves a specific order. Our framework can be applied to both unital and non-unital quantum dynamics, and the tightness of our lower bound technique is illustrated by showing that the upper and lower bounds coincide in several examples.


[18] 2407.15367

Two edge contractions for the affine super Yangian

In the previous paper, we constructed two kinds of edge contractions for the affine super Yangian. In this article, we show that these two edge contractions are commutative with each other. As an application, we give a homomorphism from the affine super Yangian to some centralizer algebras of the universal enveloping algebra of $W$-algebras of type $A$.


[19] 2407.15430

Reduced theory of symmetric and antisymmetric exchange interactions in nanowires

We investigate the behavior of minimizers of perturbed Dirichlet energies supported on a wire generated by a regular simple curve $\gamma$ and defined in the space of $\mathbb{S}^2$-valued functions. The perturbation $K$ is represented by a matrix-valued function defined on $\mathbb{S}^2$ with values in $\mathbb{R}^{3 \times 3}$. Under natural regularity conditions on $K$, we show that the family of perturbed Dirichlet energies converges, in the sense of $\Gamma$-convergence, to a simplified energy functional on $\gamma$. The reduced energy unveils how part of the antisymmetric exchange interactions contribute to an anisotropic term whose specific shape depends on the curvature of $\gamma$. We also discuss the significant implications of our results for studies of ferromagnetic nanowires when Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) is present.


[20] 2407.15434

The Burgers equation driven by a stochastic measure

We study the class of one-dimensional equations driven by a stochastic measure $\mu$. For $\mu$ we assume only $\sigma$-additivity in probability. This class of equations include the Burgers equation and the heat equation. The existence and uniqueness of the solution are proved, and the averaging principle for the equation is studied.


[21] 2407.15466

Non-relativistic tachyons: a new representation of the Galilei group

An algebraic characterization of the contractions of the Poincar\'e group permits a proper construction of a non-relativistic limit of its tachyonic representation. We arrive at a consistent, nonstandard representation of the Galilei group which was disregarded long ago by supposedly unphysical properties. The corresponding quantum (and classical) theory shares with the relativistic one their fundamentals, and serves as a toy model to better comprehend the unusual behavior of the tachyonic representation. For instance, we see that evolution takes place in a spatial coordinate rather than time, as for relativistic tachyons, but the modulus of the three-momentum is the same for all Galilean observers, leading to a new dispersion relation for a Galilean system. Furthermore, the tachyonic objects described by the new representation cannot be regarded as localizable in the standard sense.


[22] 2407.15482

Quantum three-rotor problem in the identity representation

The quantum three-rotor problem concerns the dynamics of three equally massive particles moving on a circle subject to pairwise attractive cosine potentials and can model coupled Josephson junctions. Classically, it displays order-chaos-order behavior with increasing energy. The quantum system admits a dimensionless coupling with semiclassical behavior at strong coupling. We study stationary states with periodic `relative' wave functions. Perturbative and harmonic approximations capture the spectrum at weak coupling and that of low-lying states at strong coupling. More generally, the cumulative distribution of energy levels obtained by numerical diagonalization is well-described by a Weyl-like semiclassical estimate. However, the system has an $S_3 \times \mathbb{Z}_2$ symmetry that is obscured when working with relative angles. By exploiting a basis for invariant states, we obtain the purified spectrum in the identity representation. To uncover universal quantum hallmarks of chaos, we partition the spectrum into energy windows where the classical motion is regular, mixed or chaotic and unfold each separately. At strong coupling, we find striking signatures of transitions between regularity and chaos: spacing distributions morph from Poisson to Wigner-Dyson while the number variance shifts from linear to logarithmic behavior at small lengths. Some nonuniversal features are also examined. For instance, the number variance saturates and oscillates at large lengths for strong coupling while deviations from Poisson spacings at asymptotically low and high energies are well-explained by purified quantum harmonic and free-rotor spectra at strong and weak coupling. Interestingly, the degeneracy of free-rotor levels admits an elegant formula that we deduce using properties of Eisenstein primes.


[23] 2407.15521

Phase space analysis of higher-order dispersive equations with point interactions

We investigate nonlinear, higher-order dispersive equations with measure (or even less regular) potentials and initial data with low regularity. Our approach is of distributional nature and relies on the phase space analysis (via Gabor wave packets) of the corresponding fundamental solution - in fact, locating the modulation/amalgam space regularity of such generalized Fresnel-type oscillatory functions is a problem of independent interest in harmonic analysis.


[24] 2407.15533

Self-repellent branching random walk

We consider a discrete-time binary branching random walk with independent standard normal increments subject to a penalty $\b$ for every pair of particles that get within distance $\e$ of each other at any time. We give a precise description of the most likely configurations of the particles under this law for $N$ large and $\b,\e$ fixed. Particles spread out over a distance $2^{2N/3}$, essentially in finite time, and subsequently arrange themselves so that at time $2N/3$ they cover a grid of width $\e$ with one particle per site. After time $2N/3$, the bulk of the particles and their descendants do not move anymore, while the particles in a boundary layer of width $2^{N/3}$ form a ``staircase" to the particles in the bulk. At time $N$, each site in the boundary layer is occupied by $2^{N/3}$ particles.


[25] 2407.15650

Sharp commutator estimates of all order for Coulomb and Riesz modulated energies

We prove functional inequalities in any dimension controlling the iterated derivatives along a transport of the Coulomb or super-Coulomb Riesz modulated energy in terms of the modulated energy itself. This modulated energy was introduced by the second author and collaborators in the study of mean-field limits and statistical mechanics of Coulomb/Riesz gases, where control of such derivatives by the energy itself is an essential ingredient. In this paper, we extend and improve such functional inequalities, proving estimates which are now sharp in their additive error term, in their density dependence, valid at arbitrary order of differentiation, and localizable to the support of the transport. Our method relies on the observation that these iterated derivatives are the quadratic form of a commutator. Taking advantage of the Riesz nature of the interaction, we identify these commutators as solutions to a degenerate elliptic equation with a right-hand side exhibiting a recursive structure in terms of lower-order commutators and develop a local regularity theory for the commutators, which may be of independent interest. These estimates have applications to obtaining sharp rates of convergence for mean-field limits, quasi-neutral limits, and in proving central limit theorems for the fluctuations of Coulomb/Riesz gases. In particular, we show here the expected $N^{\frac{\mathsf{s}}{\mathsf{d}}-1}$-rate in the modulated energy distance for the mean-field convergence of first-order Hamiltonian and gradient flows.


[26] 2407.15678

Minimal-work protocols for inertial particles in non-harmonic traps

The progress of miniaturized technology allows controlling physical systems at nanoscale with remarkable precision in regimes where thermal fluctuations are non-negligible. Experimental advancements have sparked interest in control problems in stochastic thermodynamics, typically concerning a time-dependent potential applied to a nanoparticle to reach a target stationary state in a given time with minimal energy cost. We study this problem for a particle subject to thermal fluctuations in a regime that takes into account the effects of inertia, and, building on the results of [1], provide a numerical method to find optimal controls even for non-Gaussian initial and final conditions corresponding to non-harmonic confinements. We show that the momentum mean tends to a constant value along the trajectory except at the boundary and the evolution of the variance is non-trivial. Our results also support that the lower bound on the optimal entropy production computed from the overdamped case is tight in the adiabatic limit.


[27] 2407.15751

Rapidly convergent series expansions for a class of resolvents

Following advances in the theory of composites we develop rapidly converging series expansions about $z=\infty$ for the resolvent ${\bf R}(z)=[z{\bf I}-{\bf P}^\dagger{\bf Q}{\bf P}]^{-1}$ where ${\bf Q}$ is an orthogonal projection and ${\bf P}$ is such that ${\bf P}^\dagger{\bf P}={\bf I}$ while $\Gamma={\bf P}{\bf P}^\dagger$ is an orthogonal projection. It is assumed that the spectrum of ${\bf P}^\dagger{\bf Q}{\bf P}$ lies within the interval $[z^-,z^+]$ for some known $z^+\leq 1$ and $z^-\geq 0$. The series converges in the entire $z$-plane excluding the cut $[z^-,z^+]$. It is obtained using subspace substitution, where the desired resolvent is tied to a resolvent in a larger space and ${\bf Q}$ gets replaced by a projection $\underline{\bf Q}$ that is no longer orthogonal.