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



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


    ∇⋅ 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.


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