Spin content of the bosonic string

T. L. Curtright, C. B. Thorn, J. Goldstone

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A new form is derived for the generating function, χ[λ](x) = Σn=0xnχn[λ], which counts the number of times, χn[λ], that the irreducible O(D - 1) rotation group representation [λ] appears at the nth mass level for the bosonic string. The derivation goes through for arbitrary old spatial dimensions, D - 1 = 2v + 1. Simplifications of the results are noted for large v and the relation to a previously obtained formula for χ[λ](x) is explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 24 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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