the thing is that in FeynCalc all non-commutative objects (like Dirac or
SU(N) matrices) must be separated by a "." simply because in Mathematica
the usual multiplication "a*b===b*a" is commutative while
the "." multiplication is not "a.b=!=b.a".
In your code you enter Dirac matrices without the "." as if the ordering
doesn't matter, so no wonder that the result is ambiguous. With
Tr[DiracMatrix[a]. DiracMatrix[b]. DiracMatrix[c]. DiracMatrix[d]]
you get the correct result in both cases.
BTW, you can also use "GA" instead of DiracMatrix
for more details) which is much more compact:
On 17/12/14 23:26, Sam wrote:
> I should mention that I am using Mathematica 10.0.2.0 (released very recently) on a Mac OS X 10.10, with FeynCalc 8.2.0 and FeynArts 3.7 patched for use with FeynCalc.
> Thanks again,
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