Rigorous derivation of electromagnetic self-force

  title={Rigorous derivation of electromagnetic self-force},
  author={Samuel E. Gralla and Abraham I. Harte and R. Wald},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • Samuel E. Gralla, Abraham I. Harte, R. Wald
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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