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Homework Help: How to deduce the Feynman rules?

  1. Dec 26, 2017 #1
    1. The declaration of the problem, all variables and data given / known

    Calculate the decay amplitude of ## \pi ^ 0 ## in an electron-positron pair ## \pi^0 \rightarrow e^+ e^- ##, assuming that the interaction is of the form

    ## \mathcal {L}_{int} = g \: \partial_{\mu} \phi \: \overline{\psi} \: \gamma ^ {\mu} \: \gamma^5 \: \psi ##

    where g is a coupling constant, ## \phi ## is the scalar field corresponding to ## \pi^0 ## and ## \psi ## is the electron field.

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    3. The attempt of a solution

    I don't know how to deduce in general the Feynman rules for a given Lagrangian. We made some examples with some theories (## \phi^4 ##, scalar Yukawa, QED scalar, QED) but for example the term ## \partial_{\mu} \phi ## confuses me
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2017 #2
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  4. Jan 4, 2018 #3

    vanhees71

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    How does the interaction term look in energy-momentum space, i.e., for fields ##\propto \exp(-\mathrm{i} x \cdot p)##?
     
  5. Jan 4, 2018 #4

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    I think this appears in Drell and Bjorken the Fields textbook.
     
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