Synopses & Reviews
The problem of evaluating Feynman integrals over loop momenta has existed from the early days of perturbative quantum field theory. The goal of the book is to summarize those methods for evaluating Feynman integrals that have been developed over a span of more than fifty years. `Feynman Integral Calculus' characterizes the most powerful methods in a systematic way. It concentrates on the methods that have been employed recently for most sophisticated calculations and illustrates them with numerous examples, starting from very simple ones and progressing to nontrivial examples. It also shows how to choose adequate methods and combine them in a non-trivial way. This is a textbook version of the previous book (Evaluating Feynman integrals, STMP 211) of the author. Problems and solutions have been included, Appendix G has been added, more details have been presented, recent publications on evaluating Feynman integrals have been taken into account and the bibliography has been updated.
Review
From the reviews: "The book is based on the courses of lectures given by the author in the two winter semesters of 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 at the University of Hamburg as a DFG Mercator professor in Hamburg as well as on the course given in 2003-2004 at the University of Karlsruhe. It will be useful for postgraduate students and theoretical physicists specializing in quantum field theory." (Michael B. Mensky, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1111 (8), 2007)
Synopsis
This is a textbook version of my previous book 190]. Problems and solutions have been included, Appendix G has been added, more details have been presented, recent publications on evaluating Feynman integrals have been taken into account and the bibliography has been updated. 1 ThegoalofthebookistodescribeindetailhowFeynmanintegrals canbe evaluatedanalytically.TheproblemofevaluatingLorentz-covariantFeynman integrals over loop momenta originated in the early days of perturbative quantum ?eld theory. Over a span of more than ?fty years, a great variety of methodsforevaluatingFeynmanintegralshasbeendeveloped.Mostpowerful modern methods are described in this book. Iunderstandthatifanotherperson inparticularoneactivelyinvolvedin developing methods for Feynman integral evaluation wrote a book on this subject, he or she would probably concentrate on some other methods and would rank the methods as most important and less important in a di?erent order. I believe, however, that my choice is reasonable. At least I have tried to concentrate on the methods that have been used recently in the most sophisticated calculations, in which world records in the Feynman integral sport were achieved."
Synopsis
The goal of the book is to summarize those methods for evaluating Feynman integrals that have been developed over a span of more than fifty years. The book characterizes the most powerful methods and illustrates them with numerous examples starting from very simple ones and progressing to nontrivial examples. The book demonstrates how to choose adequate methods and combine evaluation methods in a non-trivial way. The most powerful methods are characterized and then illustrated through numerous examples. This is an updated textbook version of the previous book (Evaluating Feynman integrals, STMP 211) of the author.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Feynman Integrals: Basic Definitions and Tools.- Evaluating by Alpha and Feynman Parameters.- Evaluating by MB Representation.- IBP and Reduction to Master Integrals.- Reduction to Master Integrals by Baikov's Method.- Evaluating by Differential Equations.- Appendix A: Tables.- Appendix B: Some Special Functions.- Appendix C: Summation Formulae.- Appendix D: Table of MB integrals.- Appendix E: Analysis of Convergence and Sector Decompositions.- Appendix F: A brief Review of some other Methods.- Appendix G: Applying Gröbner Bases to Solve IBP Relations.- Solutions.