# spectral functions

Please, I would like to understand why you call the function $A(k,\omega)$ (here :The Spectral Function in Many-Body Physics and its Relation to Quasiparticles ) a spectral function? For me, as a mathematician, a spectral function is a function which writes : $F(S)=f( \lambda(S))$ where for example $S$ is a symmetric matrix and $\lambda(S)$ is the vector of eigenvalues of $S$. Thank you in advance, Sincerely.

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