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Some vignettes in elementary mathematical physics

  • 2022-09-01
  • Prof. V. Balakrishnan, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Madras.

We shall consider three specific instances in elementary mathematical physics to show how they lead to, and serve as simple illustrations of, more advanced topics. The examples chosen are: (i) an oscillator algebra and the squeezed vacuum state, (ii) Catalan numbers and a random walk, and (iii) the Laplacian operator and dimensional regularization.