# Scalar self-force on eccentric geodesics in Schwarzschild spacetime: A time-domain computation

@article{Haas2007ScalarSO, title={Scalar self-force on eccentric geodesics in Schwarzschild spacetime: A time-domain computation}, author={Roland Haas}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2007}, volume={75}, pages={124011} }

We calculate the self-force acting on a particle with scalar charge moving on a generic geodesic around a Schwarzschild black hole. This calculation requires an accurate computation of the retarded scalar field produced by the moving charge; this is done numerically with the help of a fourth-order convergent finite-difference scheme formulated in the time domain. The calculation also requires a regularization procedure, because the retarded field is singular on the particle's world line; this…

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