Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PH253: Radiation from accelerated charges

A nice qualitative article on radiation from accelerated charges. (On-campus only.) The abstract:
A few conceptual questions on radiation from charged particles moving in circular orbits are answered here in a purely qualitative way without using any mathematics. These relate to the quasicontinuous spectrum of synchrotron radiation, the absence of radiation from current rings and Bohr orbits, and the phenomenon of radiation reaction.

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