Brandon P van Zyl

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Using two distinct inversion techniques, the local one-dimensional potentials for the Riemann zeros and prime number sequence are reconstructed. We establish that both inversion techniques, when applied to the same set of levels, lead to the same fractal potential. This provides numerical evidence that the potential obtained by inversion of a set of energy(More)
Prime numbers are the building blocks of our arithmetic; however, their distribution still poses fundamental questions. Riemann showed that the distribution of primes could be given explicitly if one knew the distribution of the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta(s) function. According to the Hilbert-Pólya conjecture, there exists a Hermitian operator of(More)
We present a numerical study of Riemann's formula for the oscillating part of the density of the primes and their integer powers. The formula consists of an infinite series of oscillatory terms, one for each zero of the zeta function on the critical line, and was derived by Riemann in his paper on primes, assuming the Riemann hypothesis. We show that(More)
We derive simple analytical expressions for the particle density rho(r) and the kinetic energy density tau(r) for a system of noninteracting fermions in a d-dimensional isotropic harmonic oscillator potential. We test the Thomas-Fermi (TF, or local-density) approximation for the functional relation tau[rho] using the exact rho(r) and show that it locally(More)
We have constructed a complete hydrodynamic theory of nucleation and growth in a one–dimensional version of an elastic shear martensitic transformation with open boundary conditions where we have accounted for interfa-cial energies with strain–gradient contributions. We have studied the critical martensitic nuclei for this problem: Interestingly, the bulk(More)
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