The Hamiltonian structure of Yang-Mills theories and instantons II

M. J. Bergvelt, E. A. De Kerf

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-148
Number of pages24
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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