Electromagnetic mass revisited


Examples of uniformly moving charge distributions that possess conserved electromagnetic stress tensors are exhibited. These constitute stable systems with covariantly characterized electromagnetic mass. This note, on a topic to which Paul Dirac made a significant contribution in 1938, is dedicated to him for his 80th birthday.

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Schwinger, J. Electromagnetic mass revisited. Found Phys 13, 373–383 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01906185

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  • Stress Tensor
  • Significant Contribution
  • Charge Distribution
  • Stable System
  • 80th Birthday