Self-action of a point charge in the space-time of a wormhole with a throat of zero length

Nail R. Khusnutdinov and Ilya V. Bakhmatov1

Abstract

We consider a point charge at rest in the space-time of a wormhole with a throat of zero length. Using the simplest model of the metric, we find the self-energy and the self-force; the latter appears to be attractive.

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