Large N QCD: The Eguchi Kawai Approach

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 140)


Large N QCD is the zeroth order of the 1/N expansion, which is a candidate for a sensible approximation scheme for strong interaction phenomena. Monte Carlo simulations of reduced models reveal properties of this “bare” QCD. Results for static potential, string tension and deconfinement are reviewed, showing that largen QCD confines and that the variation from N=3 to N=∞ is small for \( {T_c}/\sqrt \theta \). The prospect of measuring properties of glueballs and mesons at large N in reduced models is discussed.


Wilson Loop String Tension Lattice Gauge Theory Twisted Boundary Condition Twist Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Haan
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of WuppertalWuppertal 1Germany

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