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Cryo

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello

To develop one interesting idea I need to be able to do calculations on (1) scattering of light from bodies in arbitrary motion, possibly at relativistic speeds; (2) Propagation of light in electromagnetic media that are in arbitrary motion (possibly relativistic). For example, I would like to know how to tackle the problem of light scattering on an accelerating dielectric sphere of radius larger than the wavelength of light (assuming that acceleration is such that sphere reaches relativistic speed (say ##0.9c##) within one period of the incident wave).

Can anyone please suggest some literature on this topic? I did not find it in Jackson, Lifshitz&Landau, Stratton...

My background: fairly confident with special relativity, somewhat familiar with general relativity, comfortable with classical electromagnetism, including scattering and radiation problems.

Thank you!

To develop one interesting idea I need to be able to do calculations on (1) scattering of light from bodies in arbitrary motion, possibly at relativistic speeds; (2) Propagation of light in electromagnetic media that are in arbitrary motion (possibly relativistic). For example, I would like to know how to tackle the problem of light scattering on an accelerating dielectric sphere of radius larger than the wavelength of light (assuming that acceleration is such that sphere reaches relativistic speed (say ##0.9c##) within one period of the incident wave).

Can anyone please suggest some literature on this topic? I did not find it in Jackson, Lifshitz&Landau, Stratton...

My background: fairly confident with special relativity, somewhat familiar with general relativity, comfortable with classical electromagnetism, including scattering and radiation problems.

Thank you!