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6038883 Solved Problems of Jacksons Electrodynamics 01

# 6038883 Solved Problems of Jacksons Electrodynamics 01

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In the limit β1, we have γ →∞. For z = ct the γ2

factor in the denominator
then ensures that all ﬁeld components are zero. For z = ct, however, although
the z component of the ﬁeld clearly vanishes, the behavior of the other com-
ponents is not as immediately clear. To elucidate the behavior of, say, the x
component of the ﬁeld at z = ct we integrate it from z = ct to z = ct + :

ct+
ct−

Exdz = qγx

ct+
ct−

dz

[r2

⊥ + γ2

(zct)2

]3/2

= qx
r2

γ /r⊥
−γ /r⊥

du
[1 + u2

]3/2

= 2qx
r2

γ

r2

⊥ + γ2

2

.

Taking the limit γ →∞ for any ﬁnite , we ﬁnd

lim

γ→∞

ct+
ct−

Exdz = 2qx
r⊥

2

.

(14)

On the other hand, integrating between two points on the same side of z = ct,
say from z = ct + to z = ct + 2 , we ﬁnd

ct+2
ct+

Exdz = 2qx
r⊥

2

r2

⊥ + 4γ2

2

γ

r2

⊥ + γ2

2

which vanishes as γ →∞.
Since Ex vanishes at any point z = ct but yields something nonzero when
integrated across that point, we conclude that it is just a δ function in (zct)
with coeﬃcient given by (14):

Ex = 2qx
r2

δ(zct).

and, similarly,

Ey = 2qy
r2

δ(zct).

Combining these, we can write

E = 2qr⊥
r2

δ(ctz).

The B ﬁeld is given by Jackson (11.150) with, in the ultrarelativistic limit,
β = ˆ

k :

B = 2qˆv×r⊥
r2

δ(ctz).

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