Radiative Friction for Charges Interacting with the Radiation Field: Classical Many-Particle Systems [chapter]

Sebastian Bauer, Markus Kunze
Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Multiscale Problems  
We consider an ensemble of classical particles modelled by means of a continuity equation for a distribution function which is coupled back to the self-induced fields. For such infinite dimensional systems simpler effective equations are derived in the limit c → ∞. A main emphasis is on higher order approximations, in particular on the first post-Newtonian order where radiation starts to play a role.
doi:10.1007/3-540-35657-6_19 fatcat:kmsda5j2hzayhdeyljsogamz2u