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Title Asymptotic analysis of ultra-relativistic charge
Abstract A summary of a new approach is given for analysing the dynamic behaviour of distributions of charged particles in an electromagnetic field. Noting the limitations inherent in the Lorentz-Dirac equation for a single point particle, a simple model is proposed for a charged continuum interacting self-consistently with the Maxwell field in vacuo. The model is developed using intrinsic tensor field theory and exploits to the full the symmetry and light-cone structure of Minkowski spacetime. A covariant perturbation scheme is motivated by an exact class of solutions to this system describing the evolution of a charged fluid under the combined effects of both self and external electromagnetic fields. The scheme yields an asymptotic approximation involving inhomogeneous linear equations for the self-consistent Maxwell field, charge current and time-like velocity field of the charged fluid
Organisation CCLRC , CI
Keywords Physics
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Report CI Preprints 06-07. 2006. Cockcroft-06-07.pdf 2006