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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A

A Journal of Physical Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Holthaus, Martin

Editorial Board: Fetecau, Corina / Kiefer, Claus

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Volume 31, Issue 10


Electromagnetic Foundation of the Mo-Papas Theory

M. Sorg
Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1976-1002


Dirac's method for deriving an equation of motion of the radiating electron is used to deduce from Maxwell's theory the Mo-Papas equation in place of the Lorentz-Dirac equation. The emergence of the Schott term is avoided by means of a suitable assumption about the extension of the electron in space-time. Since one deals in this approach with a finite-size particle, no infinite terms arise in connection with the particle's mass. Moreover, asymptotic conditions are not necessary, neither in the derivation of the equation of motion nor in determining its solutions.

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Received: 1976-08-08

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1976-10-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, Volume 31, Issue 10, Pages 1143–1149, ISSN (Online) 1865-7109, ISSN (Print) 0932-0784, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1976-1002.

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