On rotations as spin matrix polynomials

T. L. Curtright, T. S. Van Kortryk

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Recent results for rotations expressed as polynomials of spin matrices are derived here by elementary differential equation methods. Structural features of the results are then examined in the framework of biorthogonal systems, to obtain an alternate derivation. The central factorial numbers play key roles in both derivations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number025202
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 16 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Angular momentum
  • Rotations
  • Spin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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