Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 143–151 | Cite as

Self-torque on a dual charged dumbbell

  • L. Nasser
  • J. A. E. Roa-Neri
  • J. L. Jiménez


We analyze some features of the electrodynamics of dual charges and we derive an expression for the self-torque in a simple model of extended dual charge, taking into account, consistently, the retarded condition we compare our results with those obtained for electric or magnetic charges only. The behaviour of a dual charge distribution is radically different from the behaviour of a purely electric or magnetic one.

Key words

radiation raction rotatory motion dual charges duality transformations Liénard-Wiechert fields 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Nasser
    • 1
  • J. A. E. Roa-Neri
    • 2
  • J. L. Jiménez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmento de Física División de Ciencias Básicas e IngenieríaUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-IztapalapaMéxicoD. F. México
  2. 2.Area de Física División de Ciencias Básicas e IngenieríaUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-AzcapotzalcoMéxicoD. F. México

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