I've read the answers (and linked notes) to another question (Tree level QFT and classical fields/particles) and I understand them. They seem to explain how to organise a perturbative calculation of the solution to a classical non-linear ODE by drawing diagrams which look a bit like Feynman diagrams. But it is not clear to me how these diagrams correspond to actual Feynman diagrams. In QFT, when Feynman diagrams are used when doing path integrals (to calculate correlation functions etc.) but not to solve for the fields. What does the tree-level expansion of a correlation function mean and what is its classical interpretation?

  • $\begingroup$ The question (v2) (including the title question) seems to be essentially a duplicate of the linked Phys.SE question. $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic
    Oct 24 '15 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ The linked question has several answers, one of which is accepted, which don't answer this question (and arguably the other one). Perhaps that's because nobody knows the answer... $\endgroup$
    – octopus
    Oct 24 '15 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Tree level QFT and classical fields/particles $\endgroup$
    – tparker
    Jun 21 '17 at 21:45