Post-acceleration and energy balance in the time-delayed Lorentz equation

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The time-delayed Lorentz equation suggested by Cohn is applied to the problem of a constant force which acts for a finite time, and an exact solution is obtained. Whereas the Lorentz equation predicts pre-acceleration, the Cohn equation predicts a runaway post-acceleration. The energy balance of the time-delayed theory is found to be of an unreasonable form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento B Series 11
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1976

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Post-acceleration and energy balance in the time-delayed Lorentz equation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this