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## Main Question or Discussion Point

It is a well-known consequence of classical electromagnetism that any accelerating charged particle must radiate (not necessarily visible) light. My question is, does the same hold true for a charged particle experiencing a uniform acceleration?

If a uniformly accelerating charge DID radiate, then by Einstein's equivalence principle, so would a charged particle at rest in a uniform gravitational field. But this is patent nonsense; if you have a particle that's just sitting on the earth, it will obviously not radiate light.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You in Advance.

P.S. Let us restrict this to classical electromagnetism, not quantum theory.

If a uniformly accelerating charge DID radiate, then by Einstein's equivalence principle, so would a charged particle at rest in a uniform gravitational field. But this is patent nonsense; if you have a particle that's just sitting on the earth, it will obviously not radiate light.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You in Advance.

P.S. Let us restrict this to classical electromagnetism, not quantum theory.