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By Fatkhulla Abdullaev, Vladimir V. Konotop

Top scientists talk about the newest actual and experimental leads to the physics of Bose-Einstein condensate thought, the speculation of nonlinear lattices (including quantum and nonlinear lattices), and nonlinear optics and photonics. Classical and quantum features of the dynamics of nonlinear waves are thought of. The contributions specialise in the Gross-Pitaevskii equation and at the quantum nonlinear Schr÷dinger equation. contemporary experimental effects on atomic condensates and hydrogen bonded structures are reviewed. specific awareness is given to nonlinear subject waves in periodic strength.

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We start by illustrating the procedure in the case of the point particle, using the action Spp . Fix the parameterization of the world-line by X + (τ) = τ . 3) The action then becomes 1 ˙ − + η −1 X ˙ iX ˙ i − ηm2 . 5) ˙i . pi = η −1 X Also recall the metric pi = pi and p+ = −p− . The Hamiltonian is ˙ − + pi X ˙i − L H = p− X pi pi + m2 . 6) 2p+ ˙ + because X + is not a dynamical variable Note that there is no term p+ X in the gauge-fixed theory. Also, η˙ does not appear in the action and so the momentum pη vanishes.

The various operators appearing above do not create or destroy strings but act within the space of states of a single string. 28); the wavefunction must be symmetrized because, as we will see, all these states have integer spin. The full Hilbert space of the string theory, at least in the free limit that we are considering here, is then the sum H = |vacuum ⊕ H1 ⊕ H2 ⊕ . . 19) gives H= pi p i 1 + + + 2p 2p α ∞ αi−n αin + A . 30) n=1 In the Hamiltonian H, the order of operators is ambiguous. We have put the lowering operators on the right and the raising operators on the left, and included an unknown constant A from the commutators.

I have tried to assemble a selection of articles, particularly reviews, that may be useful to the student. A glossary also appears at the end of each volume. 2 Action principles We want to study the classical and quantum mechanics of a one-dimensional object, a string. The string moves in D flat spacetime dimensions, with metric ηµν = diag(−, +, +, · · · , +). It is useful to review first the classical mechanics of a zero-dimensional object, a relativistic point particle. We can describe the motion of a particle by giving its position in terms of D−1 functions of time, X(X 0 ).

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