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asked May 31, 2014 in Public Official Posts by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 20, 2015 by dimension10

I am the sole author of this paper: https://www.physicsoverflow.org/44290

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\(\mbox{I claim authorship of the paper}\) http://physicsoverflow.org/19536/regularization-by-test-function. My e-mail, for the purposes both of PhysicsOverflow and of arXiv, is peter.w.morgan@yale.edu. I have posted the Abstract and paraphrased the principal argument in the paper, to which I might add in response to comments or reviews. The Math, elementary as it is, should speak for itself.

answered Jun 24, 2014 by Peter Morgan (1,230 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jul 14, 2014 by dimension10


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I claim authorship of the paper Symmetron Inflation, published in JCAP.


answered May 12, 2015 by ruifeng14 (65 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 12, 2015 by dimension10
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I claim authorship of the paper Gyrosymmetry: Global Considerations.

I have included a comment that describes the content of the paper.

This paper has been subjected to peer review by the journal Physics of Plasmas. A link to the published version is here.

The email I used to submit to arXiv is jburby@princeton.edu .

answered May 26, 2015 by Josh Burby (120 points) [ revision history ]

Hi JoshBurby, it seems like another moderator just added you as author but forgot to mention. You're added as author now.

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answered Oct 19, 2015 by amateurRebel (5 points) [ revision history ]
edited Oct 19, 2015 by Dilaton


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answered Jan 12, 2016 by Void (1,645 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jan 12, 2016 by Dilaton


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I claim authorship of the paper The dual behavior of quantum Fields and the big Bang


answered May 6, 2016 by malik matwi [ no revision ]

Hi malik matwi,

To claim authorship means to have your paper assigned to your PhysicsOverflow account.

As you do not have a PhysicsOverflow account, this is not yet possible.

Please create a PhysicsOverflow account and inform me by commenting on this thread, and I will then be able to assign authorship of the paper to you.

Welcome to PhysicsOverflow!

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I claim authorship of the paper Atom as a "Dressed" Nucleus: I published it in CEJP.

answered Jun 23, 2014 by Vladimir Kalitvianski (102 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Aug 21, 2014 by dimension10

Hi Vladimir, I have now assigned you as an author to your paper, as you have some kind of summarized it already at different places. However, for the future reviewers (answerers) it would be nice if you could also put (copy?) a summary directly below the horizontal bar of the submission itself, to have it at the same place where also the reviews and comments will appear. Cheers

@Dilaton: Thanks. How should I put my summary, as a comment or as an edition?

As an edit (below the horizontal bar)

Hi Vladimir--- I am reading your paper, and I am surprised if the smearing out you are talking about isn't calculated elsewhere earlier. I don't know the literature, but perhaps you can say what previous work was in your summary, and what the paper adds to this? It is difficult for someone who doesn't follow atomic physics.

Hi Ron! I have not found this "second atomic form-factor" in the texbooks, and people I talked to did not know it either. I cannot guarantee that it was never obtained before, but apparently for the scattering business (calculations of the stopping power, for example) it is inessential. Note, this "smearing" can only be seen by a fast projectile, not by the atomic electron. It is a property of a target with respect to a projectile.

I will try to summarize this shortly.

Ok, then, given the situation, +1 for originality from me.

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I claim authorship of paper "A Toy Model of Renormalization and Reformulation".

answered Jul 13, 2014 by Vladimir Kalitvianski (102 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Aug 21, 2014 by dimension10
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I am the author of this paper "On Perturbation Theory for the Sturm-Liouville Problem with Variable Coefficients". The summary can be found on the submission creation request page.

I would like to share some of my results in the perturbation theory for a Sturm-Liouville problem presented here.

Many years ago I studied the usual perturbation theory for a Sturm-Liouville problem, for practical applications. At that time we only had small calculators and big electronic machines with punched cards (computers like old IMB, but Soviet machines), so analytical formulas were quite useful for quick qualitative analysis and quantitative estimations.

We encountered divergent matrix elements and I was thinking of applying renormalization (I had just finished my studies at the University). However, I managed to reformulate the problem in better terms and obtained finite matrix elements from the very beginning. Also, I managed to construct another perturbative expansion, with even smaller terms because I figured out how to sum up exactly a part of the perturbative series into a finite function. The remaining series converged even faster.

In addition, I discovered an error in the perturbative treatment of the problem and managed to correctly derive the "matrix elements". The expansion parameter turned then from a logarithm into another function, which does not grow to infinity. I obtained some other results too.

I published a preprint and several  papers in Russian, and recently I translated some of it in English and submitted to arXiv (sorry for my poor English).

It may be interesting and instructive for us physicists dealing with the perturbation theory. Apart from possible practical applications, my study shows the importance of choosing the initial approximation for the convergence of the remaining series and some danger to resolve the divergence difficulties with "renormalizations".

answered Sep 13, 2014 by Vladimir Kalitvianski (102 points) [ no revision ]

@dimension10: I tried to make VK author on the paper, but it doesn't let me assign authors still. I thought you guys fixed that bug.

I have added you as an author.

@RonMaimon You should be able to assign authors now, the permission is now set to admins+.

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I claim the authorship of paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.03145. Any questions, comments and discussions are welcome. Contact email: ruifengd@buffalo.edu. Thank you!

answered May 17, 2015 by ruifeng14 (65 points) [ revision history ]
edited May 17, 2015 by Dilaton

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