Path Integrals and Polymer Problems
Many physical problems can be written as path integrals. Polymer problems have a unique status since the representation is identical with the physical problem: the polymer is the path. For example the development of the perturbation theory of the interaction between polymers, and internally with the self interaction of a single polymer when represented by Feynman diagrams is both a representation of the mathematical problem and of what actually occurs in physics. This has a wonderful consequence in that one can use an intuitive approach quite directly to the mat hematics.
KeywordsRandom Walk Path Integral Rayleigh Distribution Rouse Equation Lagrange Multiplier Term
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