# Why Is the Matrix Model Correct

@article{Seiberg1997WhyIT, title={Why Is the Matrix Model Correct}, author={Nathan Seiberg}, journal={Physical Review Letters}, year={1997}, volume={79}, pages={3577-3580} }

We consider the compactification of M theory on a lightlike circle as a limit of a compactification on a small spatial circle boosted by a large amount. Assuming that the compactification on a small spatial circle is weakly coupled type-IIA theory, we derive Susskind{close_quote}s conjecture that M theory compactified on a lightlike circle is given by the finite N version of the matrix model of Banks, Fischler, Shenker, and Susskind. This point of view provides a uniform derivation of the…

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