Classical Electron Models

  • Philip Pearle


An electron, in an Abraham-Lorentz-Poincaré model, is a uniformly charged spherical shell (Abraham, 1903, 1904; Lorentz, 1952; Poincaré, 1905, 1906). A non-electromagnetic (“mechanical”) attractive force is present to keep the electron from puffing up like a balloon due to the mutual repulsion of its charged parts. In this chapter we will study the dynamics of A-L-P electron models* with rigid or flexible shell surfaces. Hereafter, an A-L-P electron model will often be simply called “the electron.”


Electron Model Lorentz Frame Mechanical Mass Runaway Behavior Point Electron 
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