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Title A kinetic model of radiating electrons
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Abstract A kinetic theory is developed to describe radiating electrons whose motion is governed by the Lorentz-Dirac equation. This gives rise to a generalized Vlasov equation coupled to an equation for the evolution of the physical submanifold of phase space. The pathological solutions of the $1$-particle theory may be removed by expanding the latter equation in powers of tau := q^2/6pi m. The radiation-induced change in entropy is explored, and its physical origin is discussed. As a simple demonstration of the theory, the radiative damping rate of longitudinal plasma waves is calculated.
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Keywords Physics
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Journal Article J Math Phys 54, no. 4 (2013): 043101. doi:10.1063/1.4798796 2013