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I Magnetic charges and Lorentz invariance

  1. Nov 24, 2016 #1
    How to find some papers on Lorentz invariant extensioning of standard electromagnetism that include magnetic charges
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  3. Nov 25, 2016 #2


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    I still find Dirac's original papers the best intro ever written :smile:

    P. A. M. Dirac, Quantised Singularities in the Electromagnetic Field, Proc. Roy. Soc. A 133, 60 (1931), http://www.jstor.org/stable/95639
    P. A. M. Dirac, Theory of Magnetic Poles, Phys. Rev. 74, 817 (1948), http://link.aps.org/abstract/PR/v74/i7/p817

    A very elegant modern treatment is the following:

    T. T. Wu and C. N. Yang, Concept of nonintegrable phase factors and global formulation of gauge fields, Phys. Rev. D 12, 3845 (1975),[/PLAIN] [Broken]
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    Possibly useful... I haven't read any of these myself... but they might be of interest in the classical aspects of this topic.

    Classical Theory of Magnetic Monopoles
    F. Rohrlich
    Phys. Rev. 150, 1104 – Published 28 October 1966

    (possibly useful to consult the list of papers that cite it or related articles)

    Resource Letter MM-1: Magnetic monopoles
    Alfred S. Goldhaber and W. Peter Trower
    Am. J. Phys. 58, 429 (1990); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16474

    Symmetry in electrodynamics: A classical approach to magnetic monopoles
    W. B. Zeleny
    Am. J. Phys. 59, 412 (1991); http://dx.doi.org.silk.library.umass.edu/10.1119/1.16519
    (and look further in that journal for comments on it)
  5. Nov 27, 2016 #4
    Thank you!
  6. Nov 27, 2016 #5
    Thank you very much.
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