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Flow of magnetic charge, a source in Ampere's Law

  1. Jun 13, 2015 #1
    If magnetic charge exists, it can flow.

    Would the flow of magnetic charge produce a current that would be a source for the curl of B, in Ampere's law?

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    Bob Eisenberg
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    Rush University Medical Center
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2015 #2

    PeterDonis

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    No. The source for the curl of B in Ampere's Law is the flow of electric charge. By duality, we would expect flowing magnetic charge to act as a source for the curl of E in Faraday's Law, i.e., it would become ##\vec{\nabla} \times \vec{E} = \vec{J}_m - \frac{\partial \vec{B}}{\partial t}##, where ##\vec{J}_m## is the magnetic current and I have left out constants that depend on the units being used.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2015 #3
    Thanks!
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    Bob
     
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