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Magnetic Monopoles

  1. Jun 6, 2015 #1
    Simple question. Why isn't a lone proton with no electrons considered a monopole?
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2015 #2

    Orodruin

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    It is an electric monopole, not a magnetic one.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2015 #3
    And protons repel magnetically?
     
  5. Jun 6, 2015 #4

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    Protons are magnetic dipoles. Whether they repel or attract due to the dipole moment depends on their relative orientation, just as for macroscopic magnets.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2015 #5
    Ok that makes sense now. Thank you!
     
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