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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 617–627 | Cite as

The motion of charged test particles in general relativity

  • Peter A. Hogan
  • Ivor Robinson
Part II. Invited Papers Dedicated To Peter G. Bergmann

Abstract

We derive, from the Einstein-Maxwell field equations, the Lorentz equations of motion with radiation reaction for a charged mass particle moving in a background gravitational and electromagnetic field by utilizing a line element for the background space-time in a coordinate system specially adapted to the world line of the particle. The particle is introduced via perturbations of the background space-time (and electromagnetic field) which are singular only on the source world line.

Keywords

Radiation Coordinate System General Relativity Electromagnetic Field Field Equation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Hogan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ivor Robinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical Physics DepartmentUniversity CollegeDublinIreland
  2. 2.School of Theoretical PhysicsDublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublinIreland
  3. 3.Mathematical Sciences ProgramThe University of Texas at DallasRichardson

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