Accelerated motion and the self-force in Schwarzschild spacetime

  title={Accelerated motion and the self-force in Schwarzschild spacetime},
  author={Anna Heffernan and Adrian C Ottewill and Niels Warburton and Barry Wardell and Peter Diener},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
We provide expansions of the Detweiler–Whiting singular field for a particle with a scalar field moving along arbitrary, planar accelerated trajectories in Schwarzschild spacetime. We transcribe these results into mode-sum regularization parameters, computing previously unknown terms that increase the convergence rate of the mode-sum. We test our results by computing the self-force along a variety of accelerated trajectories. For non-uniformly accelerated circular orbits we present results from… 

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