A discontinuity in the electromagnetic field of a uniformly accelerated charge

  title={A discontinuity in the electromagnetic field of a uniformly accelerated charge},
  author={Ashok K. Singal},
  journal={Journal of Physics Communications},
  • A. Singal
  • Published 13 June 2020
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics Communications
The electric field of a uniformly accelerated charge shows a plane of discontinuity, where the field extending only on one side of the plane, terminates abruptly on the plane with a finite value. This indicates a non-zero divergence of the electric field in a source-free region, implying a violation of Gauss law. In order to make the field compliant with Maxwell’s equations everywhere, an additional field component, proportional to a δ-function at the plane of discontinuity, is required. Such a… 

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