Rigorous derivation of electromagnetic self-force

@article{Gralla2009RigorousDO,
  title={Rigorous derivation of electromagnetic self-force},
  author={Samuel E. Gralla and Abraham I. Harte and Robert M. Wald},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2009},
  volume={80},
  pages={024031}
}
During the past century, there has been considerable discussion and analysis of the motion of a point charge in an external electromagnetic field in special relativity, taking into account 'self-force' effects due to the particle's own electromagnetic field. We analyze the issue of 'particle motion' in classical electromagnetism in a rigorous and systematic way by considering a one-parameter family of solutions to the coupled Maxwell and matter equations corresponding to having a body whose… 

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