# Vacuum expectation value

1. Dec 11, 2015

### Higgsy

Srednicki page 65 it says "Let us compute the vacuum expectation value of the field $$\phi(x)$$ which is given by $$\langle 0| \phi (x)|0 \rangle = \frac{\delta}{\delta J(x)} Z_{1}(J) |_{J=0}$$ This expression is then the sum of all diagrams that have a single source, with the source removed."

Why only the single source diagrams? Is it because it's for a single field?

2. Dec 16, 2015

### Greg Bernhardt

Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?