Portland State University. Department of Physics
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics
Lagrange equations, Particles (Nuclear physics), Electromagnetic fields, Maxwell equations
1 online resource (73 p.)
Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field are symmetrized by introducing magnetic charges into the formalism of electrodynamics. The symmetrized equations are solved for the fields and potentials of point particles. Those potentials, some of which are found to be singular along a line, are used to formulate the Lagrangian for a system of two dyons (particles with both electric and magnetic charge). The equations of motion are derived from the Lagrangian. It is shown that the dimensionality constants k and k * , which we r e introduced to define the units of the electromagnetic fields, have to be equal in order to avoid center of mass acceleration in the two dyon system.
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Thierauf, Rainer Georg, "A Lagrangian for a system of two dyons" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3840.