# Wetterich Equation

The Wetterich eqn. is a non-linear functional integro-differential equation of one-loop structure that determines the scale-dependence of the flowing action $\Gamma_k$ in terms of fluctuations of the fully-dressed regularized propagator $[\Gamma_k^{(2)} + R_k]^{-1}$. It admits a simple diagrammatic representation as a one-loop equation as shown in this diagram.

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% The Wetterich eqn. is a non-linear functional integro-differential equation of one-loop structure that determines the scale-dependence of the flowing action $\Gamma_k$ in terms of fluctuations of the fully-dressed regularized propagator $[\Gamma_k^{(2)} + R_k]^{-1}$. It admits a simple diagrammatic representation as a one-loop equation as shown in this diagram.

\documentclass[tikz,border={0 3}]{standalone}

\usetikzlibrary{patterns,decorations.markings}

\def\lrad{1}
\def\mrad{0.175*\lrad}
\def\srad{0.15*\lrad}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[
pin edge={shorten <=5*\lrad},
cross/.style={fill=white,path picture={\draw[black] (path picture bounding box.south east) -- (path picture bounding box.north west) (path picture bounding box.south west) -- (path picture bounding box.north east);}},
dressed/.style={fill=white,postaction={pattern=north east lines}},
momentum/.style 2 args={->,semithick,yshift=5pt,shorten >=5pt,shorten <=5pt},
loop/.style 2 args={thick,decoration={markings,mark=at position {#1} with {\arrow{>},\node[anchor=\pgfdecoratedangle-90,font=\footnotesize,] {$p_{#2}$};}},postaction={decorate}}
]

\draw[loop/.list={{0.25}{1},{0.75}{2}}] (0,0) circle (\lrad);
\draw[cross] (-\lrad,0) circle (\srad) node[left=2pt] {$\partial_k R_{k,ij}(p_1,p_2)$};
\draw[dressed] (\lrad,0) circle (\mrad) node[right=2pt] {$\bigl[\Gamma_k^{(2)} + R_k\bigr]_{ji}^{-1}(p_2,p_1)$};

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


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