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Dear Asesh.

Please notice that I have forwarded this mail to the forum on

www.feyncalc.org, so others (Rolf) can comment too. Please reply to

feyncalc@feyncalc.org.

1) It does indeed seem as if there are some problems with the display

function FeynCalcForm. I always work with the FrontEnd interface, so I

didn't notice. If you load FeynCalc from the FrontEnd e.g.

Spinor[-Momentum[p5], M5, 1] is displayed as a spinor with a negative

momentum argument. Not as u or v. The u or v display is caused by FeynCalc

automatically setting $PrePrint to FeynCalcForm when loaded from the

command line. You can change this behaviour with the commands FI and FC.

v[-p5] should be v[p5] like before. If you evaluate a Spinor alone (not in

a Dot product), this is still the behaviour:

In[33]:= Spinor[-Momentum[p5], M5, 1]

Out[33]= v[p5, M5]

The mass argument is not displayed in v[-p5] in the last of your examples.

2) This is a behaviour seen only when working on the command line. So

probably also a problem with FeynCalcForm.

3) The simplification applied to the output by default might have changed

but you can still apply things like DiracSimplify, Calc or Mathematica's

own Simplify

Points 1 and 2 seem to indicate possible bugs. I will look at this. Rolf,

do you have any comments?

Frederik

At 18:33 05-03-2001 +0100, you wrote:

*>Dear Frederik,
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*>
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*>I sent you two mails earlier. This time I am sending you a typical
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*>mathematica file to rum under the FeynCalc. Under the main body of the
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*>file I pointed out the difference between the outputs from the earlier
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*>(FeynCalc2.2beta.m (1995)) and the latest versions of FeynCalc.
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*>
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*>Specifically I like to understand following specific things. Would you
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*>kindly find your convenience to help me in this regard.
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*>
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*>1. The convention for the spinors: If I use simply the input function
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*> 'Spinor' (which is still there in the new version) to specify the
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*> spinors, then I am bit confused with the convention adopted for the
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*> sign of the momentum in the argument of the spinor (for u and v
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*> spinors). This was somewhat clear in the older version where a
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*> spinor with a Negative Momentum in the argument is understood to be a
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*> 'v-spinor' with a Positive Momentum. In the outputs pasted below the
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*> attached Mathematica file, this does not hold.
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*>
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*> Please note that for Out[3] in that file the first Spinor is u[-p1]
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*> from the Old Version while it is v[-p1] from the New version while
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*> I expect it to be v[p1]. On the other hand, in Out[4], for the Spinor
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*> v[p5,M5], it is what I expect. The notation somehow depends on whether
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*> we have a mass for the spinor or not. I pointed it out in one of
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*> my earlier mails. Please comment.
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*>
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*>2. Confusion with Complex Conjugation: The older version conjugates the
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*> given amplitude so that the coefficients of pl and pr are interchanged
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*> as compared to the original amplitude. This is not so in the New
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*> version. Please go through the Out[5].
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*>
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*>3. Simplification: Whenever there is a big expression (as is quite common
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*> with such tedious amplitudes) the degree of simplification had not been
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*> as usually expected. Could you please comment on whether the DEFAULT
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*> capacity for Simplification is enhanced in the New Version.
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*>
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*>
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*>Please let me know whether the simple-minded approach I took to realise
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*>the things really expects too much from the package! Also please let me
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*>know if I have faltered in some basic issues.
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*>
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*>
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*>Waiting eagerly for your comments.
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*>With best regards,
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*> Asesh
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(p1s=DiracSlash[p1];

p2s=DiracSlash[p2];

p3s=DiracSlash[p3];

p4s=DiracSlash[p4];

p5s=DiracSlash[p5];

pl= DiracGamma[7];

pr= DiracGamma[6];)

(*

pl=DiracMatrix[7];

pr=DiracMatrix[6];)

*)

LorentzIndex[mu];

LorentzIndex[mup];

LorentzIndex[al];

LorentzIndex[alp];

LorentzIndex[be];

LorentzIndex[bep];

dmu:= DiracMatrix[mu];

dmup:= DiracMatrix[mup];

dal:= DiracMatrix[al];

dalp:= DiracMatrix[alp];

dbe:= DiracMatrix[be];

dbep:= DiracMatrix[bep];

(* pl and pr are helicity projection operators defined above *)

GSZ3A:= CA1 (A1 pl+ A2 pr) FMIX1A + CA2 (A3 pl + A4 pr) FMIX2A;

EEZ:= (pl CLE+ pr CRE);

(* Following are the two fermion lines of a typical Feynman diagram *)

line1SZ3:=Spinor[-p1].dal.EEZ.Spinor[p2];

line2SZ3:=Spinor[p4,M4].dbe.(OL pl+OR pr).(p3s+p5s-MGJ).(GSZ3A).\

Spinor[-p5,M5];

GNUM:= -MetricTensor[al,be];

(* Amplitude and its hermitian conjugate constructed from the fermion lines *)

ampSZ3:= -I Contract[line1SZ3 GNUM line2SZ3];

campSZ3:= ComplexConjugate[ampSZ3];

spinsumSZ3:= FermionSpinSum[ampSZ3 campSZ3];

traceSZ3:= Tr[spinsumSZ3];

(*######################################################################*)

(* Outputs from Old and New Versions Compared *)

(*

In[3]:= line1SZ3

Out[3]= u[-p1] ga[al] ga[7] CLE + ga[6] CRE u[p2] (*** Old ***)

Out[3]= v[-p1] . ga[al] . (ga[7] CLE + ga[6] CRE) . u[p2] (*** New ***)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

line[4]:= line2SZ3

Out[4]= u[p4, M4] ga[be] ga[7] OL + ga[6] OR gs[p3] + gs[p5] - MGJ

(ga[7] A1 + ga[6] A2) CA1 FMIX1A + (ga[7] A3 + ga[6] A4) CA2 FMIX2A

v[p5, M5] (*** Old ***)

Out[4]= u[p4, M4] . ga[be] . (ga[7] OL + ga[6] OR) .

(gs[p3] + gs[p5] - MGJ) . ((ga[7] A1 + ga[6] A2) CA1 FMIX1A +

(ga[7] A3 + ga[6] A4) CA2 FMIX2A) . v[p5, M5] (*** New ***)

-----------------------------

In[5]:= ComplexConjugate[%]

Out[5]= v[p5, M5] (ga[6] A1 + ga[7] A2) CA1 FMIX1A +

(ga[6] A3 + ga[7] A4) CA2 FMIX2A gs[p3] + gs[p5] - MGJ ga[6] OL + ga[7] OR

ga[be*] u[p4, M4] (*** Old ***)

Out[5]= v[-p5] . ((ga[7] A1 + ga[6] A2) CA1 FMIX1A +

(ga[7] A3 + ga[6] A4) CA2 FMIX2A) . (gs[p3] + gs[p5] - MGJ) .

(ga[7] OL + ga[6] OR) . ga[be*] . u[p4, M4] (*** New ***)

*)

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