Radiation reaction of multipole moments

P. O. Kazinski

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A Poincaré-invariant description is proposed for the effective dynamics of a localized system of charged particles in classical electrodynamics in terms of the intrinsic multipole moments of the system. A relativistic-invariant definition for the intrinsic multipole moments of a system of charged particles is given. A new generally covariant action functional for a relativistic perfect fluid is proposed. In the case of relativistic charged dust, it is proven that the description of the problem of radiation reaction of multipole moments by the model of particles is equivalent to the description of this problem by a hydrodynamic model. An effective model is obtained for a pointlike neutral system of charged particles that possesses an intrinsic dipole moment, and the free dynamics of this system is described. The bound momentum of a point dipole is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-342
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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