Journal article

LOG-GASES, RANDOM MATRICES AND THE FISHER-HARTWIG CONJECTURE

PJ FORRESTER

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 1993

Abstract

Some features of the probability E(n, R) of a region R in certain log-potential systems containing precisely n particles are noted. First, it is shown that a quantity analogous to E(n, R) for a new solvable two-component log-gas can be expressed in terms of the Toeplitz determinant discretization of a Fredholm determinant which occurs in the calculation of E(n, R) for Hermitian random matrices. Second, the first two terms of the asymptotic large-R expansion of E(n, R) for complex random matrices, when R is a disk, are derived by using an electrostatic/thermodynamic argument based on an analogy with the two-dimensional one-component plasma. Finally, by using the Fisher-Hartwig 'conjecture' fr..

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