The propagator of a QFT is known to have a branch cut as a function of the (complex) external momentum. The branch point (as done by, say, Peskin & Schroeder in eqn.7.19 section 7.1) is identified as the root of the argument of the logarithmic piece. Is this not a scheme dependent piece? At least, at the outset it looks so and it is also the same that one gets under dimensional regularization. Is there a general argument to prove that it is scheme independent?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-21 16:24 (UCT), posted by SE-user MadKal