Self-field, radiated energy, and radiated linear momentum of an accelerated point charge

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Working within the framework of the classical theory of electrodynamics, we derive an exact mathematical solution to the problem of self-field (or radiation reaction) of an accelerated point-charge traveling in free space. We obtain relativistic expressions for the self-field as well as the rates of radiated energy and linear momentum without the need to renormalize the particle's mass-or to discard undesirable infinities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpintronics XI
EditorsJean-Eric Wegrowe, Henri-Jean Drouhin, Manijeh Razeghi, Henri Jaffres
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620353
StatePublished - 2018
EventSpintronics XI - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2018Aug 23 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherSpintronics XI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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