Advisor

Alan Cresswell

Date of Award

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (73 p.)

Subjects

Lagrange equations, Particles (Nuclear physics), Electromagnetic fields, Maxwell equations

DOI

10.15760/etd.5712

Abstract

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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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21380

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