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Llanes Estrada, Felipe José and García Alcaine, Guillermo
(2013)
*Radiation reaction on a classical charged particle: a modified form of the equation of motion.*
Physical Review E, 88
(3).
ISSN 1539-3755

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.88.033203

## Abstract

We present and numerically solve a modified form of the equation of motion for a charged particle under the influence of an external force, taking into account the radiation reaction. This covariant equation is integro differential, as Dirac-Rohrlich's, but has several technical improvements. First, the equation has the form of Newton's second law, with acceleration isolated on the left hand side and the force depending only on positions and velocities: Thus, the equation is linear in the highest derivative. Second, the total four-force is by construction perpendicular to the four-velocity. Third, if the external force vanishes for all future times, the total force and the acceleration automatically vanish at the present time. We show the advantages of this equation by solving it numerically for several examples of external force.

Item Type: | Article |
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Additional Information: | © 2013 American Physical Society. |

Uncontrolled Keywords: | Causality Violation, Resolution, Lorentz |

Subjects: | Sciences > Physics |

ID Code: | 23900 |

Deposited On: | 16 Dec 2013 18:58 |

Last Modified: | 20 Apr 2018 18:16 |

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