### Abstract

In a world with exact SU_{N} symmetry Veneziano has proposed a topological expansion in terms of the small dimensionless parameter 1 N^{2}. We relate this convergence factor to the density of hadronic states. The weakness of higher-order corrections (i.e., 1 N^{2}) is interpreted as reflecting the small proportion of states that can flow through a "cylinder." States that communicate with the cylinder may be strongly affected thereby, but the number of such states is relatively small.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 212-223 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Annals of Physics |

Volume | 105 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - May 1977 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Chew, G. F., & Rosenzweig, C. (1977). A statistical-weight interpretation for the 1 N

^{2}convergence factors of the topological expansion.*Annals of Physics*,*105*(1), 212-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4916(77)90233-0