Bounds on the Euclidean functional determinant

  • H. Hogreve
  • R. Schrader
  • R. Seiler
Section VI
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 106)


Partition Function Constant Magnetic Field External Electromagnetic Field Functional Determinant Duke Mathematical Journal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hogreve
    • 1
  • R. Schrader
    • 1
  • R. Seiler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikFreie Universität BerlinGermany

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