Wu–Yang monopole

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The Wu–Yang monopole was the first solution (found in 1968 by Tai Tsun Wu and Chen Ning Yang[1]) to the Yang-Mills field equations. It describes a magnetic monopole which is pointlike and has a potential which behaves like 1/r everywhere.

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  1. ^ Wu, T.T. and Yang, C.N. (1968) in Properties of Matter Under Unusual Conditions, edited by H. Mark and S. Fernbach (Interscience, New York)


  • Gauge Fields, Classification and Equations of Motion, M.Carmeli, Kh. Huleilil and E. Leibowitz, World Scientific Publishing
  • Shnir, Yakov M. (2005). Magnetic Monopoles. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3-540-25277-0.