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Y-system

Y-system and T-system are two related classes of algebraic relations associated with affine Lie algebras and can be considered as encoding certain integrable systems. Y-system can be considered as a system of difference equation?s for a finite set of commuting variables Y iY_i, iIi\in I,

Y i(t+1)Y i(t1)= ji(Y j(t)+1) a ij Y_i(t+1)Y_i(t-1)=\prod_{j\neq i}\bigl(Y_j(t)+ 1\bigr)^{-a_{ij}}

The elements of the T-system satisfy discrete Hirota equations.

For reviews see

  • Atsuo Kuniba, Tomoki Nakanishi, Junji Suzuki, T-systems and Y-systems in integrable systems, J. Phys. A44 103001 (2011) doi; T-systems and Y-systems for quantum affinizations of quantum Kac-Moody algebras, SIGMA 5 (2009), 108, 23 pages

Y-system has a remarkable connection to cluster algebras:

  • Bernhard Keller, Cluster algebras, quiver representations and triangulated categories, arXiv:0807.1960
  • Sergey Fomin, Andrey Zelevinsky?, Y-systems and generalized associahedra, Ann. Math. 158 977-1018 (2003) doi

Y-systems are relevant for integrability phenomena in superstring theory and in relation to study of spectrum of N=4 SUSY Zang-Mills theory. See survey

  • Stijn J. van Tongeren, Integrability of the AdS 5×S 5AdS_5 \times S^5 superstring and its deformations, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47 (2014) 433001 arxiv/1310.4854
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