Weak magnetic monopoles with a continuum of charges less than the minimum implied by Dirac's quantization condition may be possible in nonassociative quantum mechanics. If a weakly magnetically charged proton in a hydrogen atom perturbs the standard energy spectrum only slightly, magnetic charges could have escaped detection. Testing this hypothesis requires entirely new methods to compute energy spectra in nonassociative quantum mechanics. Such methods are presented here, and evaluated for upper bounds on the magnetic charge of elementary particles.
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