Generalizations of Yang-Mills theory with nonlinear constitutive equations

Gerald A. Goldin, Vladimir M. Shtelen

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Abstract

We generalize classical Yang-Mills theory by extending nonlinear constitutive equations for Maxwell fields to non-Abelian gauge groups. Such theories may or may not be Lagrangian. We obtain conditions on the constitutive equations specifying the Lagrangian case, of which recently discussed non-Abelian Born-Infeld theories are particular examples. Some models in our class possess nontrivial Galilean (c → ∞) limits; we determine when such limits exist and obtain them explicitly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10711-10718
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Volume37
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2004

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Generalizations of Yang-Mills theory with nonlinear constitutive equations. / Goldin, Gerald A.; Shtelen, Vladimir M.

In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 37, No. 44, 05.11.2004, p. 10711-10718.

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