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The electromagnetic self-force on a charged spherical body slowly undergoing a small, temporary displacement from a position of rest.
J Phys A: Math Gen 2000 Jun; 33(22):4095-4103
The self-force of classical electrodynamics on a charged 'rigid' body of radius R is evaluated analytically for the body undergoing a slow (i.e., with a speed v<<c), slight (i.e., small compared to R), and temporary displacement from an initial position of rest. The results are relevant to the Bohr-Rosenfeld analysis of the measurability of the electromagnetic field, which has been the subject of a recent controversy.
Electromagnetic-fields; Electromagnetic-energy; Analytical-processes; Analytical-methods
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Issue of Publication
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
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