About Maxwell's equations and the attempt to insert a magnetic monopole

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I was reading somethings about magnetic monopoles, and how, if it were discovered its existence, it would changes the Maxwell equations, in summarizing, is not the first time i see this:
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It is the consequences of the existence of a magnetic monopole? That is, IF it exist, SO the imagem is true. Or is just a possible, and not exactly truth, way to imagine how the Maxwell Equations would suffer under such changes?
 

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I think, it's pretty unique considering the consistency of the equations and relativity. It can also be derived from the Hamilton principle for the em. field. A good discussion can be found in

J. Schwinger, Classical Electrodynamics, Perseus Books (1998)
 
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