The 1/N Expansion in Atomic and Particle Physics

  • Edward Witten
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 59)


The 1/N expansion in atomic physics is explained in order to motivate consideration of the 1/N expansion in QCD. Some comments are made concerning possible future development of the 1/N expansion in QCD.


Gauge Transformation Gauge Field Helium Atom Atomic Physic Dual Model 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Witten
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  1. 1.Lyman Laboratory of PhysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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