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Combinatorics of the Heat Trace on Spheres

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 Printed: Oct 2002
  • Iosif Polterovich
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We present a concise explicit expression for the heat trace coefficients of spheres. Our formulas yield certain combinatorial identities which are proved following ideas of D.~Zeilberger. In particular, these identities allow to recover in a surprising way some known formulas for the heat trace asymptotics. Our approach is based on a method for computation of heat invariants developed in [P].
MSC Classifications: 05A19, 58J35 show english descriptions Combinatorial identities, bijective combinatorics
Heat and other parabolic equation methods
05A19 - Combinatorial identities, bijective combinatorics
58J35 - Heat and other parabolic equation methods

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