Radiation: Caterpillar becomes Butterfly

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 895)


The electric field of a charged particle at rest has two key properties: (i) It decreases as (1/r 2) where r is the distance from the charged particle. (ii) It is directed radially outward from the position of the charged particle. Given the Coulomb field of a charge at rest, one can find the field of a charge moving with uniform velocity by a Lorentz transformation.


Charged Particle Rest Frame Lorentz Transformation Instantaneous Position Uniform Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
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  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPuneIndia

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