Magnetic Monopoles in Classical Field Theories

  • Walter Troost
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 39)


The subject of magnetic monopoles will be treated from a purely theoretical point of view. An exploration will be made into classical field theories to try and find solutions of classical field equations with a magnetic charge, without introducing this charge as a quantum number of the fields at the start. I hope to show that they are not as rare as is generally thought.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Troost
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  1. 1.K.U.L.LeuvenBelgium

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