Generalization of the Larmor radiation formula

Barton L. Willis

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The Larmor radiation formula relates the momentum radiated toward infinity along a light cone from a single point charge to the velocity and acceleration of the particle. The formula applies only to a light cone whose apex is on the world line of the particle. This paper generalizes the Larmor formula to an arbitrary light cone. An example involving circular motion is worked.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1655-1661
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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