Foundations of Physics

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 1223–1236 | Cite as

On the Energy Radiation from an Accelerated Charge

  • F. I. Piazzese


In the framework of classical electromagnetism, a charge however accelerated with respect to an inertial frame radiates energy, in any circumstance. Regarding the energy as made of photons, the hypothesis is here introduced that the emission of a photon is only possible as a result of a change of the energy of the charge, which requires an energy-work exchange with the accelerating field. On such an hypothesis an elementary impulsive-dissipative model for the photon emission is constructed, in the framework of special relativity, in which no energy radiation is emitted from a charge in a central Coulomb field uniformly describing a circular orbit.

classical model of quantum radiation emission photon emission relativistic energy radiation relativistic orbits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. I. Piazzese
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPolitecnicoTorinoItaly

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