# Klein-Gordon propagator

## Homework Equations

Show that the KG propagator
$$G_F (x) = \int \frac{d^4p}{(2\pi)^4} e^{-ip.x} \frac{1}{p^2-m^2+i\epsilon}$$
satsify
$$(\square + m^2) G_F (x) = -\delta(x)$$

## The Attempt at a Solution

I get
$$(\square + m^2) G_F (x) = - \int \frac{d^4p}{(2\pi)^4} (p^2-m^2) e^{-ip.x} \frac{1}{p^2-m^2+i\epsilon}$$
but where do I go from there?

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Cancel the numerate and denominator p^2-m^2.
The i epsilon is just a direction how to take the contour, and is negligible here.
The remaining integral is \delta^4.

malawi_glenn
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how does (p^2-m^2)/(p^2-m^+i*epsilon) cancel?

I would try to do the limit of epsilon -> 0+

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how does (p^2-m^2)/(p^2-m^+i*epsilon) cancel?

I would try to do the limit of epsilon -> 0+
That's what
"The i epsilon is just a direction how to take the contour, and is negligible here."
means.