Classical Yang-Mills theory

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Abstract

We consider classical Yang-Mills theory with point sources and derive equations of motion for the coupled particle-field system. As an example, we discuss the special case of Yang-Mills theory coupled to point particles in (1 + 1) dimensions. We formulate the initial value problem for the system and describe several example solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-931
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 19 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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