Gravity bends electric field lines

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


The electric field lines of a point charge go out radially from it (see figure 26.1). If the charged particle is replaced by a point source of light, the photons emitted by the source also propagate in the same way. In other words, the electric field lines track the photon path when the light source is replaced by a charge.


Charged Particle Point Charge Inertial Frame Null Geodesic Radiation Reaction 
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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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