Conformal and uniformizing maps in Borel analysis
Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University, 43210-1174, Columbus, OH, USA
2 Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, 06269-3046, Storrs, CT, USA
Accepted: 3 August 2021
Published online: 6 September 2021
Perturbative expansions in physical applications are generically divergent, and their physical content can be studied using Borel analysis. Given just a finite number of terms of such an expansion, these input data can be analyzed in different ways, leading to vastly different precision for the extrapolation of the expansion parameter away from its original asymptotic regime. Here, we describe how conformal maps and uniformizing maps can be used, in conjunction with Padé approximants, to increase the precision of the information that can be extracted from a finite amount of perturbative input data. We also summarize results from the physical interpretation of Padé approximations in terms of electrostatic potential theory.
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