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Is anyone familiar with REDUCE ?

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1

    nrqed

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    I am trying to use REDUCE to do trace calculations and am having a hard time. I do have Grozin's book but I find it very hard to learn from it (there is no simple example done, like Moller scattering for example). Even when I input things exactly as written in the book I get weird messages. For example when I typed ''spur f'' (where f is a certain fermion line) REDUCE does not recognize spur and asks me if I want to declare it an operator. Do I have to load some package first?

    Is anyone familiar with Reduce?
    For example, I would like to start by doing a simple trace, for example something as trivial as Trace((slash p1+M) slash k (slash p2 + m))


    Thanks in advance


    Patrick
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2012 #2

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    Unfortunately I cannot help you with REDUCE, but if you end up giving up on it and want to use FeynCalc instead to do your traces (and more!) I'd be more than happy to help.

    FeynCalc is very easy to use too.

    tldr: shameless plug for FeynCalc...
     
  4. Jun 6, 2012 #3

    nrqed

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    Hey, thanks for the reply! I wish I could use FeynCalc, indeed. But I work at a small college and they do not have Mathematica set up, only Maple. Is there a version of Feyncalc for Maple?


    Patrick
     
  5. Jun 6, 2012 #4

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  6. Jun 8, 2012 #5
    Perhaps you want to try FORM?
     
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