Skip to Main Content

Finite-dimensional Feynman Diagrams

Feature Column Archive

5. The first appearance of graphs

In the last section we calculated some 2 and 4-point functions:

<v1,v2> = A-11,2

<v1,v1> = A-11,1

<v1,v2,v3,v4> = A-12,3A-11,4 + A-12,4A-11,3 + A-134A-11,2

<v1,v1,v3,v4> = 2 A-11,4A-11,3 + A-13,4A-11,1

<v1,v1,v1,v4> = 3 A-11,4A-11,1

<v1,v1,v4,v4> = 2A-11,4A-11,4 + A-14,4A-11,1

<v1,v1,v1,v1> = 3 A-11,1A-11,1

It is convenient to represent each of products appearing on the right as a graph,where the vertices represent the indices of the coordinatesvi appearing in the m-pointfunction, and eachA-1i,jbecomes an edge from vertex ito vertex j. Here are the graphs correspondingto the terms in the 4-point functions above.