A Non-Radiating, Accelerating Charge G.R.Dixon, 1/17/04 As specified in a previous article, the relativistically correct equation of motion for a tiny spherical shell of charge is: (1) . Presumably no radiation is emitted when . (2) One obvious solution to Eq. 2 is: , (3a) . (3b) A second solution can be computed by imposing initial conditions, say: , (4a) , (4b) and by then applying the following algorithm (where dt<<1 sec): t=0 Do    dax/dt(t) = -(3g(t)2vx(t)ax(t)2)/c2    vx(t+dt)=vx(t)+ax(t)dt    ax(t+dt)=ax(t)+dax/dt(t)dt    t=t+dt Loop The loop can be terminated when vx reaches some desired value. Figs. 1 and 2 plot the computed vx(t) and ax(t) respectively. Note that ax asymptotically approaches zero as vx asymptotically approaches c. Figure 1                                                 vx(t), Radiation Reaction Force = 0 Figure 2                                                     ax(t), Radiation Reaction Force = 0 Let us stipulate that mo=1 kg and substitute the computed values of vx(t) (or g) and ax(t) into the equation of motion (Eq. 1), which in this case simplifies to: . (5) Fig. 3 plots the computed Fx(t). Evidently a charge subjected to a constant force does not radiate. Figure 3                                                  Fx(t), No Radiation It is noteworthy in Fig. 2 that ax is not zero. Here then is an example of a non-radiating, accelerating charge. Clearly this is at odds with the Larmor theorem, which theorizes that radiated power is proportional to ax2. Indeed in the case of periodic motion (say x=A sin(wt)), ax is maximum when vx (and hence Fxvx) equals zero. Interestingly enough, in the case of periodic motions Larmor and Abraham-Lorentz produce the same radiated energy per cycle time. This owes to the fact that sin2(wt) and cos2(wt) have the same definite integral over a cycle time. But of course ax2 and vx(dax/dt) are p/2 out of phase. An experiment might settle this disconnect between Larmor and Abraham-Lorentz. For example, a charge could be inserted through a pinhole in one of the plates of a large, parallel plate capacitor. The charge is subject to a constant force while between the plates, and will certainly accelerate. Yet according to Abraham-Lorentz it should not radiate. However, short pulses of radiation might be expected in the pinhole(s), where the radiation term in Eq. 1 is nonzero.