Lattice Gauge Theory, Orthogonal Polynomials and q-Hypergeometric Functions

  • George E. Andrews
  • Enrico Onofri
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 18)


A simple closed form for a particular instance of Wilson’s loop variables is derived both via group theory and via q-hypergeometric series. Several facets of these diverse approches are explored.


Wilson Loop Orthogonal Polynomial Heat Kernel Lattice Gauge Theory Basic Hypergeometric Series 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George E. Andrews
    • 1
    • 2
  • Enrico Onofri
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Instituto di FisicaUniversita’ di ParmaParmaItaly

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