On Asymptotic Hamiltonian for SU(N) Matrix Theory

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We compute the leading contribution to the effective Hamiltonian of SU(N) matrix theory in the limit of large separation. We work with a gauge fixed Hamiltonian and use generalized Born-Oppenheimer approximation, extending the recent work of Halpern and Schwartz for SU(2) [8]. The answer turns out to be a free Hamiltonian for the coordinates along the flat directions of the potential. Applications to finding ground state candidates and calculation of the correction (surface) term to Witten index are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number18
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 1998


  • M(atrix) Theories
  • M-Theory


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