Universal Self Force from an Extended-Object Approach

  title={Universal Self Force from an Extended-Object Approach},
  author={Amos Ori and Eran Rosenthal},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We present a simple approach to determine the self-force acting on an accelerating charged particle. In this approach one considers an extended charged object of finite size $\ensuremath{\epsilon},$ and calculates the overall contribution of the mutual electromagnetic forces at the limit $\stackrel{\ensuremath{\rightarrow}}{\ensuremath{\epsilon}}0.$ Previous implementations of this approach often yielded a divergent term $\ensuremath{\propto}1/\ensuremath{\epsilon}$ that could not be cured by… 

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