So I need some help calculating the convolution of two 1D Greens functions, where the specific formula reads

$$\int dk G_k(w+i\eta)G_{k+q}(w+i\eta) = \int dk\left[\Im\left[ \frac{1}{(\omega+i\eta+k)(\omega+i\eta+k+q)}\right] \right]\;,$$

wher $\eta$ is an infinitesimal parameter,i.e., I am using the retarded Greens functions. The integration is over the real numbers and $\Im$ is the imaginary part.

From numerics and physical expectations I am expecting something proportional to $-\delta (q)$, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to correctly calculate the $q=0$ case. For the $q\neq 0$-case the residue theorem seems to yield the correct result (zero), but for $q=0$ it does not seem to work.

Has anybody dealt with something similar? I would appreciate any help.

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  • $\begingroup$ I am sorry for the incomplete post. I added the additional information. $\endgroup$ – PythonSparse Dec 1 '15 at 22:40
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    $\begingroup$ Might Mathematics be better suited for this math question? $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Dec 1 '15 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe you're right. My hope was that some high energy physicist might have worked with something similar. $\endgroup$ – PythonSparse Dec 1 '15 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ Whether to put questions like this here or on the math site is a really common dilemma. Since you can really just post this as a pure math problem I'd do that (removing all references to the physics) and post on math. Folks there are pretty dang good at integrals :D $\endgroup$ – DanielSank Dec 1 '15 at 22:59

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