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  OPE of fermionic field bosonization in string theory, in Polchinski 10.3.12

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In Polchinski's String Theory Vol. 2, equations 10.3.12 are

$$e^{iH(z)}e^{-iH(-z)}~=~\frac{1}{2z}+i\partial H(0)+2zT_B^H(0)+O(z^2)\tag{10.3.12a}$$


How are these two OPEs calculated, especially the second and third terms?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-10-15 14:05 (UTC), posted by SE-user Han Yan
asked Oct 15, 2014 in Theoretical Physics by Han Yan (110 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Oct 15, 2014
Please consider explaining the notation in the equations and adding minimal context to make it accessible to people without access to Polchinski. Also, do you know how such OPE are calculated in general contexts, e.g. generic CFTs?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-10-15 14:05 (UTC), posted by SE-user ACuriousMind

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