Journal article

Exact statistical properties of the zeros of complex random polynomials

PJ Forrester, G Honner

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 1999

Abstract

The zeros of complex Gaussian random polynomials, with coefficients such that the density in the underlying complex space is uniform, are known to have the same statistical properties as the zeros of the coherent state representation of one-dimensional chaotic quantum systems. We extend the interpretation of these polynomials by showing that they also arise as the wavefunction for a quantum particle in a magnetic field constructed from a random superposition of states in the lowest Landau level. A study of the statistical properties of the zeros is undertaken using exact formulae for the one-and two-point distribution functions. Attention is focused on the moments of the two-point correlatio..

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