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Monopole Research Paper

  1. Nov 1, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am looking for reliable sources with decent information on monopoles, this is a freshman research paper. Im just looking for books websites and any useful information on the topic. thank you


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I've gone to the library and surfed the internet but have found minimal reliable information.
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2013 #2

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    As a very first introduction, the Wikipedia article seems to be pretty good:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_monopoles

    The classical theoretical papers are

    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

    T. T. Wu and C. N. Yang, Concept of nonintegrable phase factors and global formulation of gauge fields, Phys. Rev. D 12, 3845 (1975), http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v12/i12/p3845

    Some experimental papers:

    R. L. Fleischer et al., Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Deep Ocean Deposits, Phys. Rev. 184, 3845 (1969)
    http://link.aps.org/abstract/PR/v184/i5/p1393

    Thron et al., Search for Magnetic Monopoles with the Soudan 2 Detector, Phys. Rev. D 46, 4846 (1992)
    http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v46/p4846
     
  4. Nov 1, 2013 #3
    Thank you very much this will be very helpful especially the experimental papers.
     
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