New algebraic approach to analytical calculations of D-dimensional integrals for multi-loop Feynman diagrams is proposed. We show that the known analytical methods of evaluation of multi-loop Feynman integrals, such as integration by parts and star-triangle relation methods, can be drastically simplified by using this algebraic approach. To demonstrate the advantages of the algebraic method of analytical evaluation of multi-loop Feynman diagrams, we calculate ladder diagrams for the massless φ3 theory. Using our algebraic approach we show that the problem of evaluation of special classes of Feynman diagrams reduces to the calculation of the Green functions for specific quantum mechanical problems. In particular, the integrals for ladder massless diagrams in the φ3 scalar field theory are given by the Green function for the conformal quantum mechanics.
Nuclear Physics B
- Pub Date:
- July 2003
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- Mathematical Physics
- 15 pages, Latex, corrected some typos and list of Refs