Maeckes logo

<    1    >


Monopole

A magnetic monopole is a hypothetical elementary particle that has only a north pole or a south pole.

 


Explanation

The maxwell equations describe how electric and magnetic fields are generated by charges, currents and changes of these fields. One of these equations says that magnetic charges do not exist

where

    ∇⋅ divergence
    B magnetic induction

This means that magnetic monopoles do not exist.

 


Additional information

According to the Dutch physicist Gerard 't Hooft, monopoles are conceivable.

 


Deutsch   Español   Français   Nederlands