Accession Number:

AD0687795

Title:

ELECTROMAGNETIC PART OF THE FREE YANG-MILLS FIELD.

Descriptive Note:

Research Communications no. 97,

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS ADVANCED RESEARCH LABS HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The free Yang-Mills field not restricted to SU2 carries electric charge and therefore has an electromagnetic part. Two types of identifications of this electromagnetic part are considered Lie-algebraic identifications and the asymptotic identification. If free Yang-Mills fields falling into parts which do not interact or which interact unilaterally are excluded, the Lie-algebraic identification usually gives a nonvanishing magnetic-charge density. Therefore, we dismiss this type of electromagnetic identification. The asymptotic identification gives an undetectably small magnetic charge and results in the proper electromagnetic long-range interaction in case the holonomy group has rank one. For higher-rank holonomy groups, it remains to be demonstrated that there is only a single electromagnetic-type long-range interaction. Decomposition of the time-space components of the free Yang-Mills field into a covariant transverse and a covariant longitudinal field shows that, under certain broad conditions, Yang-Mills particles need to have a transverse field inside, in order that they can be charged. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE