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ryanwilk

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## Homework Statement

For a real scalar field [itex]\phi[/itex], the propagator is [itex]\frac{i}{(k^2-m_\phi^2)}[/itex].

If we instead assume a complex scalar field, [itex]\phi = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} (\phi_1 + i \phi_2)[/itex], where [itex]\phi_1,\phi_2[/itex] are real fields with masses [itex]m_{\phi 1},m_{\phi 2}[/itex], what is the propagator?

## Homework Equations

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## The Attempt at a Solution

Is this true?: There's a 1/2 probability that the propagator has mass [itex]\phi_1[/itex], [itex]\phi_2[/itex] so the propagator should just be [itex]\frac{1}{2} [ \frac{i}{(k^2-m_{\phi_1}^2)} + \frac{i}{(k^2-m_{\phi_2}^2)} ][/itex]. But how does the 'i' change things?

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks.