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    Nonuniqueness of the “Physical” Acceleration for the Lorentz-Dirac Equation.Stephen Parrott & Daniel J. Endres - 1995 - Foundations of Physics 25 (3):441-464.
    The Lorentz-Dirac equation is analyzed for the case of a charged particle injected into a step-function electric field of finite extent. It is shown that for small exit velocities, the relation between entrance and exit velocities is “inverted” in the sense that the larger the entrance velocity, the smaller the exit velocity. As a consequence, some entrance velocities can yield at least two distinct exit velocities. Numerical evidence bearing on the possibility of experimentally detecting this dichotomy is presented.
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    Radiation From a Uniformly Accelerated Charge and the Equivalence Principle.Stephen Parrott - 2002 - Foundations of Physics 32 (3):407-440.
    We argue that purely local experiments can distinguish a stationary charged particle in a static gravitational field from an accelerated particle in (gravity-free) Minkowski space. Some common arguments to the contrary are analyzed and found to rest on a misidentification of “energy.”.
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    Unphysical and Physical(?) Solutions of the Lorentz-Dirac Equation.Stephen Parrott - 1993 - Foundations of Physics 23 (8):1093-1119.
    A simple proof of a weak version of Eliezer's theorem on unphysical solutions of the Lorentz-Dirac equation is given. This version concerns a free particle scattered by a spatially localized electric field in one space dimension. (The solutions are also solutions in three space dimensions.) It establishes that for certain physically reasonable localized fields, all solutions which are free (i.e., unaccelerated) before they enter the field have unbounded proper acceleration and velocity asymptotic to that of light in the future. For (...)
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