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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 10, 357-362
DOI 10.1007/s100529900074

Feynman integrals with tensorial structure
in the negative dimensional integration scheme

A.T. Suzuki - A.G.M. Schmidt

Universidade Estadual Paulista - Instituto de Física Teórica, R.Pamplona, 145, São Paulo SP CEP 01405-900, Brazil

Received: 3 November 1998 /Published online: 3 August 1999

Abstract
The negative-dimensional integration method (NDIM) is revealing itself as a very useful technique for computing massless and/or massive Feynman integrals, covariant and noncovariant alike. Up until now, however, the illustrative calculations done using such method have been mostly covariant scalar integrals, without numerator factors. We show here how those integrals with tensorial structures also can be handled straightforwardly and easily. However, contrary to the absence of significant features in the usual approach, here the NDIM also allows us to come across surprising unsuspected bonuses. Toward this end, we present two alternative ways of working out the integrals and illustrate them by taking the easiest Feynman integrals in this category that emerge in the computation of a standard one-loop self-energy diagram. One of the novel and heretofore unsuspected bonuses is that there are degeneracies in the way one can express the final result for the referred Feynman integral.


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