Vacuum stability and the Cholesky decomposition
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 24-29 St. Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LB, UK
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Published online: 27 May 2011
We discuss how the Cholesky decomposition may be used to ascertain whether a critical point of the field theory scalar potential provides a stable vacuum configuration. We then use this method to derive the stability conditions in a specific example.
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