Comment on Jackson's analysis of electric charge quantization due to interaction with Dirac's magnetic monopole

  title={Comment on Jackson's analysis of electric charge quantization due to interaction with Dirac's magnetic monopole},
  author={Masud Mansuripur},
  journal={Scientia Iranica},
In J.D. Jackson's Classical Electrodynamics textbook, the analysis of Dirac's charge quantization condition in the presence of a magnetic monopole has a mathematical omission and an all too brief physical argument that might mislead some students. This paper presents a detailed derivation of Jackson's main result, explains the significance of the missing term, and highlights the close connection between Jackson's findings and Dirac's original argument.Β 

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