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The construction of monopoles in gauge theories

Athorne, Christopher (1982) The construction of monopoles in gauge theories. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.



We discuss the algebraic geometry of certain finite energy, static field configurations of an SU(N) Yang - Mills - Higgs theory in the limit of a massless scalar field and how it may be applied to their construction. We develop a systematic way of locating solutions with spherical or cylindrical symmetries. Consideration of the fields' regularity is extended from SU(2) to SU(3) as also is the description of the general monopole configuration.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Date:1982
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Sep 2013 09:19

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