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Comment on "Preacceleration without radiation: the nonexistence of preradiation phenomenon," by J. A. Heras [Am. J. Phys. 74 (11), 1025-1030 (2006)].
Am J Phys 2007 Sep; 75(9):845-846
In a recent paper(1) Heras concluded that there is no radiation in the preacceleration parts of the nonrunaway solutions of the Abraham-Lorentz equation of motion of a point charge. The purpose of this comment is to argue that this conclusion is incorrect.
Statistical-analysis; Mathematical-models; Electromagnetic-energy; Electromagnetic-radiation; Electromagnetic-fields
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American Journal of Physics
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