We use matrix model technology to study the N = 2 U (N) gauge theory with Nf massive hypennultiplets in the fundamental representation. We perform a completely perturbative calculation of the periods ai and the prepotential F(a) up to the first instanton level, finding agreement with previous results in the literature. We also derive the Seiberg-Witten curve and differential from the large-M solution of the matrix model. We show that the two cases Nf < N and N ≤ Nf < 2N can be treated simultaneously. © SISSA/ISAS 2003.
Naculich, Stephen G.; Schnitzer, Howard J.; and Wyllard, Niclas, "Matrix model approach to the N = 2 U (N) gauge theory with matter in the fundamental representation" (2003). Physics Faculty Publications. 141.