Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 1510–1513 | Cite as

Lorentz transformations for electromagnetic field vectors and the motion of charges in constant, homogeneous electromagnetic fields

  • A. S. Tarnovskii


A surface in velocity space which corresponds to Lorentz transformations minimizing the magnitudes of the vectors of a given electromagnetic field is formed. The relation with Lorentz transformations which do not change the magnitudes of the given electromagnetic field is indicated. The behavior of field vectors in a system of reference bound with a charge moving in a constant and homogeneous electromagnetic field is considered. It is shown that an electric charge in a constant and homogeneous electromagnetic field with inclusion of the effect of radiation reaction moves in such a manner that in the reference frame moving with it the magnitudes of the electromagnetic field vectors decrease and their directions approach one another. The time of transition to the state in which the field vectors in the system bound with the charge are mutually parallel is determined.


Radiation Field Vector Reference Frame Electromagnetic Field Electric Charge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature cited

  1. 1.
    A. S. Tarnovskii, Izv. VUZ. Fiz., No. 5, 109 (1970).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, Wiley, New York (1962).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshits, Field Theory [in Russian], Fizmatgiz, Moscow (1960).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Consultants Bureau 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Tarnovskii
    • 1
  1. 1.V. V. Kuibyshev State UniversityUSSR

Personalised recommendations