GraphPlot and Feynman graphs
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- Subject: [mg96017] GraphPlot and Feynman graphs
- From: sidious.lord at gmail.com
- Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:42:01 -0500 (EST)
Hello, I experimented a bit with using Mathematica's GraphPlot to draw Feynman graphs. In particular, I would like to be able to modify VertexRenderingFunction in such a way as to use the usual conventions for drawing Feynman graphs (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynman_diagram for some example of Feynman graphs). I wasn't able to get very far though, which was a bit disappointing. There were several issues: * When two vertices are linked by more than one edge (as it often happens in Feynman diagrams with loops) the only way this is drawn is by splitting the two edges until they are at at prescribed distance apart and then the edges run parallel until they join at the other vertex. This is weird for Feynman graphs. * I wasn't able to add patterns on the edges, for example the wiggles for the gluon lines. Can someone offer help with these issues? Are there any plans to offer the ability to draw Feynman graphs in future versions of Mathematica or as an add-on package? I can tell you that having the possibility to draw Feynman graphs within Mathematica (with the possibility of adding mathematics around the vertices and edges) would make lots of physicists very happy. Thank you.