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36]. For a uniform system in a box of volume V at temperature T , one ﬁrst computes the grand potential Ω(µ, T, V ), where µ is the chemical potential. 1] ∂Ω N= N = − . 23) an assembly minimizes its thermodynamic potential at ﬁxed µ, V , and T . 22) can be inverted for µ(N ). 24) to discuss systems with a ﬁxed density n ≡ N/V . For a self-bound, ﬁnite system, we replace the chemical potential with an external, single-particle potential4 i v(ri ). The grand potential is now a functional : Ω[v(r); T ), and a functional derivative with respect to v gives the particle density:5 δΩ n(r) = n ˆ (r) = .

Include a factor of 1/fπ for each strongly interacting ﬁeld. Assign an overall factor of fπ2 Λ2 . Multiply by factors of 1/Λ to achieve dimension (mass)4 . Include appropriate counting factors (such as 1/n! for φn ). Here fπ ≈ 93 MeV is the pion-decay constant, and the breakdown scale Λ ≈ 600 MeV is taken as the generic large-momentum-cutoﬀ scale, which characterizes the mass scale of physics beyond the Goldstone bosons. 24], rule (1) simply assumes that the amplitude for producing any strongly interacting particle is proportional to the amplitude fπ for emitting a Goldstone boson.

9) The antisymmetric combination of derivatives in ρµν implies that the timelike components ρa0 of the rho ﬁeld have no conjugate momenta and are thus determined by equations of constraint, as appropriate for a massive vector ﬁeld with three dynamical degrees of freedom. 31]. L4 contains ππ and πN interactions of order ν = 4 that are not needed in this work. A numerically insigniﬁcant ν = 4 term proportional to φ2 Tr (ρµ ρµ ) has been omitted. 9]. A nonlinear representation of the chiral group SU(2)L × SU(2)R is deﬁned such that for arbitrary global matrices L ∈ SU(2)L and R ∈ SU(2)R , there is a mapping L⊗R: (ξ, ρµ , N ) −→ (ξ , ρµ , N ) .