Magnetische Monopole und Quarks


  • Dr. C. V. Westenholz

    1. Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität, 44 Münster/Westf.
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Applied Mathematics Rhodes University P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown (Cape-Province) Südafrika
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    • Finanziert vom Bundesministerium für wissenschaftliche Forschung, Bad Godesberg.


We discuss the concept of Schwinger, which starts with the hypothesis of the existence of magnetical monopoles and results in a baryon model with magnetically charged constituents. Especially we analyse the mathematical consistency of such a theory. which admits a connection between some magnetically charged “quarks” and the homogeneous Maxwell-equations ∂v*Fμv(xu) = 0, which, displaying a lack of symmetry with respect to the inhomogeneous one, ∂vFμv(xu) = 4∂jμ, are replaced by ∂*jμv. Here *jμ(xμ) means a conserved magnetic current which provides a monopole source for the magnetic field.