Oskar Klein, the sixth dimension and the strength of a magnetic pole
Abstract
This work extends to six dimensions the idea first proposed by Klein regarding a closed space in the context of a fifth dimension and its link to quantum theory. The main result is a formula that expresses the value of the characteristic length of the sixth dimension in terms of the strength of a magnetic monopole $g$. It is shown that in the case of Dirac's monopole, the ratio of the characteristic lengths of the fifth and sixth dimension corresponds to twice the fine structure constant $\alpha$. Possible consequences of the idea are discussed.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 March 2003
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.grqc/0303097
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0303097
 Bibcode:
 2003gr.qc.....3097S
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 4 pages. Typos corrected