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This is how it differs from the 4-vector Am, and why it is an independent variable in the method of functional variation used to derive Eq. (183) from an O(3) invariant Lagrangian. The vacuum transverse current densities are also structured, and in general they are J1 ¼ g g2 q1 A Â A þ A Â ðA Â A1 Þ m0 c m0 c ð192Þ J2 ¼ g g2 q2 A Â A þ A Â ðA Â A2 Þ m0 c m0 c ð193Þ In the plane-wave first approximation, they reduce to J1 ¼ Àg2 A1 A22 i J2 ¼ g2 A21 A2 j ð194Þ ð195Þ using the vector triple products: A Â ðA Â A1 Þ ¼ ÀA1 A22 i ð196Þ A Â ðA Â A2 Þ ¼ ÀA21 A2 j ð197Þ In SI units, the transverse vacuum current densities are given in the plane-wave first approximation by J1 ¼ Àg2 J 2 ¼ g2 A1 A22 i m0 c A21 A2 j m0 c ð198Þ ð199Þ 36 m.

206) follows from local gauge invariance, and it is always possible to apply a local gauge transform to the vector A, the Maxwell vector potential. The ordinary derivative of the d’Alembert wave equation is replaced by an O(3) covariant derivative. The U(1) equivalent of Eq. (218) in quantum-mechanical (operator) form is Eq. (13), and Eq. (212) is the rigorously correct form of the phenomenological Eq. (25). It can be seen that Eq. (212) is richly structured in the vacuum and must be solved numerically.

Before doing so, recall that, on the U(1) level, Am exists in Minkowski spacetime and there is a scalar internal gauge space that can be denoted A ¼ A1 i þ A2 j ¼ A X i þ A Y i ð284Þ The internal gauge space has local symmetry, and is a physical space. In complex circular notation, the vector in the internal gauge space can be written as A ¼ Að2Þ eð1Þ þ Að1Þ eð2Þ ð285Þ indicating two states of circular polarization. Therefore, we have Amð1Þ and Amð2Þ in the vacuum. Circular polarization becomes a prerequisite for the conserved Q of Eq.