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A correlation function is a statistical correlation between random variables at two different points in space, time, or other parameter space, usually as a function of the variable distance between these points. In QFT, field autocorrelation functions are propagators, so use the "propagator" tag, ...

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Relation between Pair Correlation Function and Static Structure Factor

I am currently looking to calculate the static structure factor of a computer-generated sphere packing I have been referring this paper as well as numerous other online sources to try and understand ...
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Meaning of and relationship between pair distribution function/ coherence functions/ correlation function

This is what I understand so far (But I might already be wrong): The pair distribution function (PDF) $g^{(2)}(\textbf{x},\textbf{x}')$ is the probability of finding a particle at x if there is ...
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S-matrix element for forward scattering and amputed green function

I'm studying dispersion relations applied as alternative method to perturbation theory from Weinberg's book (Vol.1) Let's consider the forward scattering in the lab frame of a massless boson of any ...
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Why do the conserved charges in the case of SSB of a global symmetry not exist?

Reading "From Linear SUSY to Constrained Superfields" by Komargodski and Seiberg, I got a bit confused regarding the existence of the conserved charges in a theory with spontaneous symmetry breaking (...
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I'm asking probably a stupid question. We define the generating functional for free theories as $$Z_0[J] = \int D \psi e^{i\int d^4x \left[ L_0(x) + J_l(x)\psi^l(x) \right]}$$ with $L_0$ the free ...
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Symmetry factor for Feynman diagrams in $\phi^4$-theory for $n$-points Green function

I'm working with two theories. Theory A: $H_{int} =\int d^3x \frac{Mg}{2}\phi\varphi^2$ Theory B: $\phi^4$-interaction: $H_{int} = \int d^3 x \frac{\lambda}{4!}\phi(x)^4$ Where $M$ is the mass ...
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Why four-point vertex function in $\phi^3$ theory?

So as I understand it the order of $\phi$ in a scalar Quantum field theory is indicative of the number of lines entering a given vertex. For example for $\phi^3$ this leads to vertices like the one ...
Let $\hat J^{\mu}(t,\boldsymbol r) \equiv (c \hat \rho(t,\boldsymbol r), \hat{\boldsymbol J}(t,\boldsymbol r))$ be the density-current operator at spacetime coordinate $(t,\boldsymbol r)$, in the ...