M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
The problem of a point-like charged particle’s self-interaction force has been along-standing problem in the field of classical electrodynamics. For over a century,physicists have unsuccessfully developed a satisfactory solution until recently. Weexpand on the work done by Gralla et. al.  in order to establish a smooth andrelativistically correct formulation of point-like charged particles in motion and shedlight on related problems and applications, particularly the motion of elementary par-ticles with magnetic dipoles through non-uniform static magnetic fields. We conductnumerical simulations in order to quantify the magnitude of the perturbations fromthis self-force due to the new equations of motion relative to the Lorentz force. Theseresults will be utilized in single particle dynamics experiments in accelerator rings
Hamilton, Kevin J., "on The Self-Force Problem of Point-Like Charged Particles in Classical Electrodynamics" (2020). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 7090.
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