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TMF, 2002, Volume 132, Number 1, Pages 3–49 (Mi tmf344)  

This article is cited in 13 scientific papers (total in 13 papers)

On Associativity Equations

A. V. Marshakov

Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation State Scientific Center)

Abstract: We consider the associativity or Witten–Dijkgraaf–Verlinde–rlinde (WDVV) equations and discuss their solution class based on the existence of the residue formulas, which is most relevant for nonperturbative physics. We demonstrate that for this case, proving the associativity equations reduces to solving a stem of linear algebraic equations. Particular examples of solutions related to Landau–Ginzburg topological theories, Seiberg–Witten theories, and the tau functions of semiclassical hierarchies are discussed in detail. We also discuss related questions including the covariance of associativity equations, their relation to dispersionless Hirota relations, and the auxiliary linear problem for the WDVV equations.

Keywords: associativity equations, Seiberg–Witten theory, integrable systems, topological theories, special Kähler geometry


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Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2002, 132:1, 895–933

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Received: 09.01.2002

Citation: A. V. Marshakov, “On Associativity Equations”, TMF, 132:1 (2002), 3–49; Theoret. and Math. Phys., 132:1 (2002), 895–933

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