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Re: Integrating Feynman integrals in mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg50874] Re: Integrating Feynman integrals in mathematica
  • From: pabird at supanet.com (Xman)
  • Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 01:55:15 -0400 (EDT)
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"Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk> wrote in message news:<cj0n33$lc6$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> Unless I have missed the point of your question, this is standard material 
> covered in textbooks on quantum field theory. I have Itzykson + Zuber's 
> tome, and I find your first integral discussed in section 1-3-1 on Green 
> functions. Your second integral is related to your first integral by the 
> trick of differentiating w.r.t. an auxiliary parameter (i.e. make the 
> replacement m^2-->a m^2 in your first integral, differentiate w.r.t. a, then 
> set a-->1).
> 
Thanks for your input. Yes, the integrals are from QFT but the books
on QFT I have read usually leave the integrals as they are or give an
approximation to them only. So I want to find a *simple* series
solution to them which I believe is simplest in the form above. I am
sure I have seen something similar somewhere before unsfortunately
can't remember where! I was hoping that someone more knowledgable in
Mathematica or QFT than me would be able to confirm what I susupect
which is that the second integral can be written as:

Sum[ ((m^2/4)^n |x.x|^n / n!^2)*( log|x.x| - Sum[1/p ,p=1..n])
,n=0..Infinity]

From which, for example, I can instantly see the function is smooth
and not wave-like.
Such a series would also, it seems, converge very rapidly and
accuratley which would be very useful. I also believe that in the form
P(m|x|)log(|x|)-Q(m|x|), the function P is the BesselI[0,x] function
from Mathematica but I don't know whether Q is a well-known function.


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