Magnetic Theory of Gravitation

  • Y. M. Cho
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 169)


Recently a generalization of Einstein’s theory of gravitation has been proposed which can accommodate the gravitational monopoles. The generalization is made in such a way that the equations of motion become exactly symmetric under the dual transformation of the curvature tensor. The theory is characterize by a fundamental scale к which can be interpreted as a “magnetic” mass. In exact analogy with the Dirac’s generalization of Maxwell’s theory, the theory can be made sensible only if the energy E is quantized by the condition к E = 2πn, where n is an integer. We review the recent development on the subject.


Bianchi Identity Geodesic Equation Dual Transformation Dirac String String Singularity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. M. Cho
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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