Global gauge transformations and conserved, gauge-invariant electric and magnetic charges in Yang-Mills gauge theories

C. H. Oh, Cho-Pin Soo, C. H. Lai

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Abstract

We construct gauge-invariant, conserved electric and magnetic charges in gauge theories of the Yang-Mills type. Global gauge transformations play a central role in defining these charges. As an illustration, we demonstrate explicitly how this definition of charges provides a finer classification than 1(SO(3)) for the non-Abelian SO(3) monopoles of the Dirac type. In our formulation, the problem of global color in the presence of a magnetic monopole is transparent and it is in fact a general phenomenon in theories involving nontrivial principal fiber bundles with non-Abelian gauge groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2532-2538
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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