Foundations of Physics

, Volume 8, Issue 9–10, pp 667–675 | Cite as

Observable phase factors and symmetry of electric and magnetic charges

  • J. P. Hsu
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Abstract

The observable phase factor is taken as a basic concept for the description of electromagnetism. Generalization of this concept toSU(2) andSU(2) × U(1) groups is carried out in such a way that the monopoles with quantized charges appear naturally and that the symmetry between the electric and magnetic phenomena is preserved. Some physical implications are discussed.

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Basic Concept Electromagnetism Phase Factor Magnetic Charge Physical Implication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Hsu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Particle TheoryThe University of Texas at AustinAustin
  2. 2.Space Sciences LaboratoryMarshall Space Flight CenterHuntsville

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