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Lecture Notes in Physics

Self-Force and Inertia

Old Light on New Ideas

Authors: Lyle, Stephen

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  • An excursion into the classical origins of modern particle theories
  • Includes overview of state-of-the-art in particle physics
  • Will motivate students and researchers to reconsider issues of inertia
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The vast majority of particles in particle physics are today considered to be bound states of other particles. All forms of binding energy and kinetic energy in such a state have to be included in its inertial mass. This book revives the classical explanation for this in the case of electromagnetic interactions. But it is also a reminder of the many benefits of this classical understanding that are simply dropped in modern accounts of inertia. This is a book for the motivated student who feels it is useful to remember where our theories come from. There is also a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in particle physics.

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www.stephenlyle.org

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“The reader is guided from basic concepts of electrodynamics, relativity and relativistic dynamics to consider simple models of rigid charge distributions and the problem of inertia. … This book is written very well and can be best recommended to any physicist contemplating on foundations of physics. Especially, it can be recommended to students after they have absolved the basic courses. They may read this book with pleasure and profit.” (K.-E. Hellwig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1211, 2011)

“This book tackles two of the most thorny and long standing questions of classical electrodynamics … . chapters can be used to introduce the idea of radiation reaction for a starting PhD Student or even form the basis for a masters project. … I found this book enjoyable to read, touching upon many issues I had wondered about.” (Jonathan Gratus, General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 44, 2012)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Force and Inertia
Book Subtitle
Old Light on New Ideas
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
796
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04785-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04785-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04784-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26225-8
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 396
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
Topics