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Logarithms and volumes of polytopes

  • Michael Enciso
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
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Abstract

Describing the geometry of the dual amplituhedron without reference to a particular triangulation is an open problem. In this note we introduce a new way of determining the volume of the tree-level NMHV dual amplituhedron. We show that certain contour integrals of logarithms serve as natural building blocks for computing this volume as well as the volumes of general polytopes in any dimension. These building blocks encode the geometry of the underlying polytopes in a triangulation-independent way, and make identities between different representations of the amplitudes manifest.

Keywords

1/N Expansion Scattering Amplitudes Supersymmetric Gauge Theory 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesU.S.A.

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