We consider the generalization of the Dirac monopole solution of Maxwell theory to theories of antisymmetric tensor gauge fields of arbitrary rank. A Dirac quantization condition is derived. These generalized monopoles are expected to be relevant for models of strings and higher-dimensional extended objects, and perhaps also for Kaluza-Klein theories.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)