magnetic monopole

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magnetic monopole

n.
1. A hypothetical single pole of magnetism, as in a particle or a magnet with only a north or south pole, having net magnetic charge.
2. An object containing a monopole.
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magnetic monopole

n
(General Physics) another name for monopole2
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Noun1.magnetic monopole - a hypothetical particle with a single magnetic pole instead of the usual two
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
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Using the usual methods, the Dirac quantization condition ([q.sub.e][q.sub.m]/4[pi]) = n/2, where [q.sub.e] is the electric charge and n is an integer, can be promptly recovered.
Now, taking into account that if [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] vanishes identically, we come to conclusion that A can exist everywhere in the region under consideration, which shows us that in the short range limit the Dirac quantization condition cannot be recovered.