Dirac quantization

Dirac quantization

[di′rak ‚kwän·tə′zā·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
The condition, arising from conservation of angular momentum, that for any electric charge q and magnetic monopole with magnetic charge m, one has 2 qm = nc, where n is an integer, ℏ is Planck's constant divided by 2π, and c is the speed of light (gaussian units).
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Liu, "Can Dirac quantization of constrained systems be fulfilled within the intrinsic geometry?" Annals of Physics, vol.
Using the usual methods, the Dirac quantization condition ([q.sub.e][q.sub.m]/4[pi]) = n/2, where [q.sub.e] is the electric charge and n is an integer, can be promptly recovered.
Now, taking into account that if [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] vanishes identically, we come to conclusion that A can exist everywhere in the region under consideration, which shows us that in the short range limit the Dirac quantization condition cannot be recovered.