Abstract:
Following the work of Barack and Ori (2008) we develop a scheme to calculate the renormalization parameters for the mode sum method of calculating the selfforce for an accelerated charge moving through an arbitrary space time. We then show that this method yields the correct force for two wellknown cases. In related work we demonstrate that, for a large class of background metrics and charts, the singular field can be described entirely by the leading and subleading terms (the â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ terms).
