Topological Methods in Nonlinear Analysis

Relaxed Yang-Mills functional over 4-manifolds

Takeshi Isobe

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We give suitable completions of the space of principal $G$-bundles over $M$ and the space of smooth connections on them, where $G$ is a compact, simple, simply connected Lie group and $M$ is a 4-dimensional compact orientable manifold. We also introduce a natural energy defined in such spaces and consider variational problems on them.

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Topol. Methods Nonlinear Anal., Volume 6, Number 2 (1995), 235-253.

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Isobe, Takeshi. Relaxed Yang-Mills functional over 4-manifolds. Topol. Methods Nonlinear Anal. 6 (1995), no. 2, 235--253.

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