Functional reduction of Feynman integrals
Abstract
A method for reducing Feynman integrals, depending on several kinematic variables and masses, to a combination of integrals with fewer variables is proposed. The method is based on iterative application of functional equations proposed by the author. The reduction of the oneloop scalar triangle and box integrals with massless internal propagators to simpler integrals is described in detail. The triangle integral depending on three variables is represented as a sum over three integrals depending on two variables. By solving the dimensional recurrence relations for these integrals, an analytic expression in terms of the $_2F_1$ Gauss hypergeometric function and the logarithmic function was derived. By using the functional equations, the oneloop box integral with massless internal propagators, which depends on six kinematic variables, was expressed as a sum of 12 terms. These terms are proportional to the same integral depending only on three variables different for each term. For this integral with three variables, an analytic result in terms of the $F_1$ Appell and $_2F_1$ Gauss hypergeometric functions was derived by solving the recurrence relation with respect to the spacetime dimension $d$. The reduction equations for the box integral with some kinematic variables equal to zero are considered.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 January 2019
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1901.09442
 Bibcode:
 2019arXiv190109442V
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 37 pages