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CrasyDSE: A framework for solving Dyson–Schwinger equations

Markus Q. Hubera
Mario Mitter
Journal / Anthology

Computer Physics Communications
Year: 2012
Volume: 183
Page range: 2441–2457

Dyson–Schwinger equations are important tools for non-perturbative analyses of quantum field theories. For example, they are very useful for investigations in quantum chromodynamics and related theories. However, sometimes progress is impeded by the complexity of the equations. Thus automating parts of the calculations will certainly be helpful in future investigations. In this article we present a framework for such an automation based on a C++ code that can deal with a large number of Green functions. Since also the creation of the expressions for the integrals of the Dyson–Schwinger equations needs to be automated, we defer this task to a Mathematica notebook. We illustrate the complete workflow with an example from Yang–Mills theory coupled to a fundamental scalar field that has been investigated recently. As a second example we calculate the propagators of pure Yang–Mills theory. Our code can serve as a basis for many further investigations where the equations are too complicated to tackle by hand. It also can easily be combined with DoFun, a program for the derivation of Dyson–Schwinger equations.

*Science > Physics
*Science > Physics > Quantum Physics

Dyson–Schwinger equations, Correlation functions, Quantum field theory