The formalism of constraints, reviewed in paper I, is applied to Yang-Mills theory to determine the physical phase space. This turns out to be the cotangent bundle of orbit space, the space of gauge inequivalent potentials. Self-dual configurations are not Hamiltonian with respect to the symplectic structure inherited from the general system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|State||Published - Nov 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics