Interaction of Particles

1. Apr 29, 2014

Hluf

When we describe the amplitude of two interacting particles, we are integrating w.r.t the relative momentum of the particles. Why we do this?
Thank you all of you.

2. Apr 29, 2014

Simon Bridge

Because that is how you work it out.
Did you have another way in mind?

3. Apr 29, 2014

ChrisVer

Because you integrate over the propagator momentum transfer... the propagator will propagate the momentum from one particle to the other, but its momentum transfer q can take any value....
So you integrate over it to take all possible momenta??
Maybe I;m wrong, without seeing the actual formula...