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Accelerating charged particles

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    They say accelerating charged particles emit electromagnetic radiation(emr). Ok. Take a mass m, apply a force F on it and it will cause acceleration. All the energy i apply on m will go to its kinetic energy, so conservation of energy is obtained. Now take a charged particle p, apply force f and it will cause acceleration. But since it will emit emr(which carries energy) according to conservation of energy this means that not only a part of my energy went to actually accelerate the particle, the other part went to emr. Is this right ?
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