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

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3783
Author(s):
Sharlow, Mark
preprint description
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.