Relativistic Dynamics of a Charged Sphere: Updating the Lorentz-Abraham Model

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Springer, 2006 - Science - 152 pages
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"This is a remarkable book. […] A fresh and novel approach to old problems and to their solution." -Fritz Rohrlich, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Syracuse University This reexamination of the classical model of the electron, introduced by H. A. Lorentz more than 100 years ago, serves as both a review of the subject and as a context for presenting new material. The new material includes the determination and elimination of the noncausal behavior in the original equation of motion, and the derivation of the binding forces and total stress-momentum-energy tensor for a charged insulator moving with arbitrary velocity. The final equations of motion are given in a number of different formats to allow them to be readily used by physicists, engineers, and mathematicians.

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Arthur D. Yaghjian works primarily as a research engineer in the area of electromagnetic theory. His work has led to the determination of electric and magnetic fields in material media, as well as to the development of exact, numerical, and high-frequency methods for predicting and measuring the near and far fields of antennas and scatterers in both the time and frequency domains. His contributions to the determination of the classical equations of motion of accelerated charged particles have found recognition in a number of texts such as the latest edition of Jackson's "Classical Electrodynamics." He has published two books, several chapters in other books, and about 50 archival journal articles, four of which received best paper awards. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and presently serves as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

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