Lattice sums then and now
- Borwein, Jonathan M.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xix, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications ; 150.
QA171.5 .B67 2013
- Unknown QA171.5 .B67 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -363) and index.
- Foreword-- Preface-- 1. Lattice sums-- 2. Convergence of lattice sums and Madelung's constant-- 3. Angular lattice sums-- 4. Use of Dirichlet series with Complex characters-- 5. Lattice sums and Ramanujan's modular equations-- 6. Closed form evaluations of three- and four-dimensional sums-- 7. Electron sums-- 8. Madelung sums in higher dimensions-- 9. 70 years of the Watson integrals-- Appendix A. Tables-- Bibliography-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The study of lattice sums began when early investigators wanted to go from mechanical properties of crystals to the properties of the atoms and ions from which they were built (the literature of Madelung's constant). A parallel literature was built around the optical properties of regular lattices of atoms (initiated by Lord Rayleigh, Lorentz and Lorenz). For over a century many famous scientists and mathematicians have delved into the properties of lattices, sometimes unwittingly duplicating the work of their predecessors. Here, at last, is a comprehensive overview of the substantial body of knowledge that exists on lattice sums and their applications. The authors also provide commentaries on open questions, and explain modern techniques which simplify the task of finding new results in this fascinating and ongoing field. Lattice sums in one, two, three, four and higher dimensions are covered.
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- J.M. Borwein, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, M.L. Glasser, Clarkson University, New York, R.C. McPhedran, University of Sydney, J.G. Wan, Singapore University of Technology and Design, I.J. Zucker, King's College London.
- Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications ; 150