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In 1931 P.A.M. Dirac first put forward the idea of the magnetic monopole, according his quantization condition the hypothetical existence of a magnetic monopole would imply that the electric charge must be quantized in certain units; also, the existence of the electric charges implies that the magnetic charges of the hypothetical magnetic monopoles, must be quantized in units inverse to the elementary electric charge. If we make an assumption and say : monopoles do exist, they are not rare and detecting experimets are flawless, but we are still not able to detect them. How can we explain this situation ? Could they have some properties which prevent them from being detected by our current experimental designs ? Is this a possibilty ? However some efforts have been made to explain why we don't see them. Standard Big Bang cosmology suggests that monopoles should be plentiful -- this is one of the problems which inflation theory claims to correct, The currently popular inflationary model of cosmology predicts that magnetic monopoles would not be observable. So, should the Cosmic Inflation model be considered to solve this observative problem for the Magnetic Monopoles ? Yours Sincerely Birol
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