International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp 561–565

Solutions of the Maxwell and Yang-Mills equations associated with hopf fibrings

  • Andrzej Trautman


It is shown that the magnetic pole of lowest strength and the pseudoparticle solution of the Yang-Mills equations correspond to natural connections defined on the principal bundlesU(2)/U(1)=S3S2 andSp(2)/Sp(1)=S7S4, respectively. This observation leads to a general methods of constructing new, topologically nontrivial solutions of the Maxwell and Yang-Mills equations. Among them is an “electromagnetic instanton” defined over the two-dimensional complex projective space endowed with the Fubini-Study metric.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Trautman
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsState University of New York at Stony BrookStony Brook

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