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A toy model of electrodynamics in (1 + 1) dimensions

Boozer, A. D. (2007) A toy model of electrodynamics in (1 + 1) dimensions. European Journal of Physics, 28 (3). pp. 447-464. ISSN 0143-0807. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BOOejp07

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Abstract

A model is presented that describes a scalar field interacting with a point particle in (1+1) dimensions. The model exhibits many of the same phenomena that appear in classical electrodynamics, such as radiation and radiation damping, yet has a much simpler mathematical structure. By studying these phenomena in a highly simplified model, the physical concepts involved may be more easily understood.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2007. Received 9 January 2007, in final form 5 February 2007. Published 12 March 2007. Print publication: Issue 3 (May 2007)
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/28/3/006
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Deposited On:15 Mar 2007
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