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Self-force approach to synchrotron radiation

Burko, Lior M. (2000) Self-force approach to synchrotron radiation. American Journal of Physics, 68 (5). pp. 456-468. ISSN 0002-9505. doi:10.1119/1.19460.

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We analyze radiation reaction for synchrotron radiation by computing, via a multipole expansion, the near field and derive from it the Lorentz four-force, which we evaluate on the world-line of the charge. We find that the temporal component of the self four-force agrees with the radiated power, which one calculates in the radiation zone. This is the case for each mode in the multipole decomposition. We also find agreement with the Abraham–Lorentz–Dirac equation.

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Additional Information:© 2000 American Association of Physics Teachers. Received 7 June 1999; accepted 16 September 1999. I have benefited from invaluable discussions with Amos Ori. I thank Kip Thorne for reading the manuscript and for useful comments. At Caltech this research was supported by NSF Grant No. AST-9731698 and NASA Grant No. NAG5-6840.
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Subject Keywords:synchrotron radiation, teaching
Issue or Number:5
Classification Code:PACS: 01.50.-i; 41.60.Ap
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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