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ERIC Number: EJ829395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
On the Energy and Momentum of an Accelerated Charged Particle and the Sources of Radiation
Eriksen, Erik; Gron, Oyvind
European Journal of Physics, v28 n3 p401-407 May 2007
We give a systematic development of the theory of the radiation field of an accelerated charged particle with reference to an inertial reference frame in flat spacetime. Special emphasis is given to the role of the Schott energy and momentum in the energy-momentum balance of the charge and its field. It is shown that the energy of the radiation field does not, in general, come from the work performed upon the charge by an external force. The radiation energy also receives a contribution from a conversion of the velocity dependent near-field to the acceleration dependent radiation field. We also exhibit the role of momentum conservation in connection with a radiating electric charge and its electromagnetic field. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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