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Generalizing "Charge without Charge" to Obtain Classical Analogs of Short-Range Interactions

Sharlow, Mark (2007) Generalizing "Charge without Charge" to Obtain Classical Analogs of Short-Range Interactions. [Preprint]


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Several decades ago, Wheeler and Misner presented a model of electric charge ("charge without charge") based on the topological trapping of electric field lines in wormholes. In this paper, which does not argue for or against the "charge without charge" concept, I describe some generalizations of this model which might serve as topological analogs of color charges and electroweak charges.

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Item Type: Preprint
Sharlow, Mark
Additional Information: This is an updated version of a paper that appeared previously on the author's website.
Keywords: charge, spacetime topology, wormhole, strong interactions, weak interactions
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Mark Sharlow
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 3783

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