Monopole (mathematics)

In mathematics, a monopole is a connection over a principal bundle G with a section of the associated adjoint bundle.

Physical interpretation

Physically, the section can be interpreted as a Higgs field, where the connection and Higgs field should satisfy the Bogomolny equations and be of finite action.

See also


  • Hitchin, Nigel (1983). "On the construction of monopoles". Communications in Mathematical Physics. 89 (2): 145–190. doi:10.1007/BF01211826.
  • Donaldson, Simon (1984). "Nahm's equations and the classification of monopoles". Communications in Mathematical Physics. 96 (3): 387–407. doi:10.1007/BF01214583.
  • Atiyah, Michael; Hitchin, N. J. (1988). The geometry and dynamics of magnetic monopoles. M. B. Porter Lectures. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08480-7.

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