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Magnetic monopoles

Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell

in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199699322
eISBN:
9780191779435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0050
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The chapter introduces two varieties of magnetic monopole: one due to Dirac which provides a link between the quantization of electric charge and the quantization of the magnetic charge of a ... More


Mathematical Work of Nigel Hitchin

Sir Michael Atiyah

in The Many Facets of Geometry: A Tribute to Nigel Hitchin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199534920
eISBN:
9780191716010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534920.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter reviews selected topics covered in Nigel Hitchin's papers. These include his introduction of the spectral curve of a magnetic monopole, the introduction by Nigel of ‘Higgs bundles’ in ... More


Symmetry Breaking In 3He-A And Singular Vortices

VOLOVIK GRIGORY E.

in The Universe in a Helium Droplet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199564842
eISBN:
9780191709906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564842.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The symmetry breaking pattern in A-phase of 3He is similar to that in electroweak phase transition. This chapter discusses the topology of singular topological defects in 3He-A and in analogous ... More


Magnetic fields

S. G. Rajeev

in Advanced Mechanics: From Euler's Determinism to Arnold's Chaos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199670857
eISBN:
9780191775154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670857.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The Hamiltonian of a charged particle moving in a static magnetic field consists only of kinetic energy: the magnetic field appears in the Poisson brackets of velocities. This allows a way to solve ... More


Electromagnetism

Dmitry Budker and Alexander O. Sushkov

in Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions: or Ninety Minutes of Shame but a PhD for the Rest of Your Life!

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199681655
eISBN:
9780191761645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681655.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The chapter on electromagnetism touches upon topics in static and dynamic electricity and magnetism, including forces resulting from the electromagnetic-field pressure, Poynting vector, magnetic ... More


Paul Dirac and the Magic of Large Numbers

Helge Kragh

in Masters of the Universe: Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198722892
eISBN:
9780191789564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722892.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In the 1930s Paul Dirac was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his fundamental contributions to quantum mechanics, and he also proposed a new cosmological theory based on the hypothesis that the ... More


Fundamental Interactions

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

in From Classical to Quantum Fields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The experimental successes of the standard model. The motivation for going beyond. General discussion of grand unified theories, The models based on SU(5), O(10), and exceptional groups. ... More


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