Self-Force and Inertia

Old Light on New Ideas

  • Stephen Lyle

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 796)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


The vast majority of particles in particle physics are today considered to be bound states of other particles. All forms of binding energy and kinetic energy in such a state have to be included in its inertial mass. This book revives the classical explanation for this in the case of electromagnetic interactions. But it is also a reminder of the many benefits of this classical understanding that are simply dropped in modern accounts of inertia. This is a book for the motivated student who feels it is useful to remember where our theories come from. There is also a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in particle physics.


Electromagnetic contributions to inertial mass Electromagnetism Inertia and self-force Origins of inertial mass Particle Physics Relativity general relativity relativity and charged particles

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Lyle
    • 1
  1. 1.AlzenFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04784-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04785-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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