Chapter 3. Radiation from Moving Charges

  1. George B. Rybicki and
  2. Alan P. Lightman

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618170.ch3

Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

How to Cite

Rybicki, G. B. and Lightman, A. P. (1985) Radiation from Moving Charges, in Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618170.ch3

Author Information

  1. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471827597

Online ISBN: 9783527618170



  • velocity;
  • scalar potential;
  • static electromagnetic theory;
  • radiation energy;
  • Coulomb's law


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Retarded Potentials of Single Moving Charges: The Lienard-Wiechart Potentials

  • The Velocity and Radiation Fields

  • Radiation from Nonrelativistic Systems of Particles

  • Thomson Scattering (Electron Scattering)

  • Radiation Reaction

  • Radiation from Harmonically Bound Particles