Inversion symmetric 3-monopoles and the Atiyah-Hitchin manifold

Houghton, Conor J and Sutcliffe, Paul M. (1996) Inversion symmetric 3-monopoles and the Atiyah-Hitchin manifold. Nonlinearity, 9 (6). pp. 1609-1622. ISSN 0951-7715. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We consider 3-monopoles symmetric under inversion symmetry. We show that the moduli space of these monopoles is an Atiyah-Hitchin submanifold of the 3-monopole moduli space. This allows what is known about 2-monopole dynamics to be translated into results about the dynamics of 3-monopoles. Using a numerical ADHMN construction we compute the monopole energy density at various points on two interesting geodesics. The first is a geodesic over the two-dimensional rounded cone submanifold corresponding to right angle scattering and the second is a closed geodesic for three orbiting monopoles.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC20 Mathematical Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 16:24
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 09:13
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