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[tex]P=\frac{\mu_0 q^2 a^2}{6\pi c}[/tex]

When I checked the units of this, I got [kg m^2 s^-1]. If it is in watts, shouldn't it be [kg m^2 s^-3]? I was pretty thorough in putting everything in SI units.

[tex]\mu_0[/tex] is N/A^2 or kg m s^-2 A^-2.

[tex]q^2[/tex] is C^2 or A^2 s^2

[tex]a^2[/tex] is m^2 s^-2

c is m s^-1

Have I made a stupid error, or is this just the wrong way of doing the dimensional analysis?

This is not homework.

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# Dimensions of Larmor formula

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