Random Aharonov-Bohm vortices and some exact families of integrals: Part III

Stephane Ouvry 1

Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Institute of Physics: Hybrid Open Access, 2013, pp.P02002

As a sequel to [1] and [2], I present some recent progress on Bessel integrals $\int_0^{\infty}{\rmd u}\; uK_0(u)^{n}$, $\int_0^{\infty}{\rmd u}\; u^{3}K_0(u)^{n}$, ... where the power of the integration variable is odd and where $n$, the Bessel weight, is a positive integer. Some of these integrals for weights n=3 and n=4 are known to be intimately related to the zeta numbers zeta(2) and zeta(3). Starting from a Feynman diagram inspired representation in terms of n dimensional multiple integrals on an infinite domain, one shows how to partially integrate to n-2 dimensional multiple integrals on a finite domain. In this process the Bessel integrals are shown to be periods. Interestingly enough, these "reduced" multiple integrals can be considered in parallel with some simple integral representations of zeta numbers. One also generalizes the construction of [2] on a particular sum of double nested Bessel integrals to a whole family of double nested integrals. Finally a strong PSLQ numerical evidence is shown to support a surprisingly simple expression of zeta(5) as a linear combination with rational coefficients of Bessel integrals of weight n= 8.

  • 1. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques