1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data This is from "Special Relativity" by A.P. French. Chapter 1. "An electron is moving with speed 0.5c in the x direction enters a region of space where there is a uniform electric field in the y direction. Show that the x component of the velocity of the particle must decrease. " 3. The attempt at a solution 1. Is it because there is acceleration in the y-direction, the electron will emit radiation, hence losing energy/mass? But what has this got to do with relativity?