Maxwell-Lorentz without self-interactions:Conservation of energy and momentum

Gratus, Jonathan (2022) Maxwell-Lorentz without self-interactions:Conservation of energy and momentum. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 55 (6). ISSN 0305-4470

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Abstract

Since a classical charged point particle radiates energy and momentum it is argued that there must be a radiation reaction force. Here we present an action for the Maxwell-Lorentz without self interactions model, where each particle only responds to the fields of the other charged particles. The corresponding stress-energy tensor automatically conserves energy and momentum in Minkowski and other appropriate spacetimes. Hence there is no need for any radiation reaction.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
164345
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Deposited On:
07 Jan 2022 15:30
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Yes
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Published
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02 Dec 2022 00:52