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Re: I want to know if my theory about monopoles is correct

Date: Tue Dec 12 17:14:21 2000
Posted By: John Balbach, Physicist
Area of science: Physics
ID: 975344297.Ph

Your formulation of this question is not accurate, but your conclusion is correct. In classical electrodynamics, there are no natural magnetic monopoles, and they cannot be constructed (look here). There are some speculative theories of matter that require monopoles, but none have ever been observed.

You can pick up any general physics text to learn about classical magnetism. For a less mathematical approach, you might try "Conceptual Physics" by Hewitt.

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