## Abstract

This chapter is devoted to a development of the theory of a single charged point particle interacting with the classical electromagnetic field—classical electron theory. The formalism developed is used to derive some well known formulae (e.g., the energy radiated by an accelerating electron, the form of the radiation reaction), to analyze some famous problems (e.g., runaway modes, hyperbolic motion), and to discuss the relationship between the conventional electrodynamics of Maxwell and some well-known alternative formalisms (e.g., Feynman-Wheeler electrodynamics.)

## Keywords

Radiation Reaction Incoming Radiation Singular Function Bare Mass Outgoing Radiation
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