# Relativistic dynamics of a charged sphere : updating the Lorentz-Abraham model

@article{Yaghjian1992RelativisticDO, title={Relativistic dynamics of a charged sphere : updating the Lorentz-Abraham model}, author={Arthur D. Yaghjian}, journal={Lecture Notes in Physics}, year={1992}, volume={686} }

Abstract : The primary purpose of this work is to determine an equation of motion for the classical Lorentz model of the electron that is consistent with causal solutions to the Maxwell-Lorentz equations, the relativistic generalization of Newton's second law of motion, and Einstein's mass-energy relation. The work begins by reviewing the contributions of Lorentz, Abraham, Poincare, and Schott to this century-old problem of finding the equation of motion of an extended electron. Their original…

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