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Polarization symmetry of vector fields

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A group of additional invariance (polarization symmetry) of the Prock equations is considered, whose generators satisfy the algebra SU (3) (massive field) of SU (2) (massless field). The investigative method developed in the paper is directly related to the physical content of the transformations of the symmetry being discussed: the change in the polarization field. The small Lorentz group is a sub-group of the transformations being discussed. Possible physical applications of polarization symmetry are discussed.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, Ho. 7, pp. 77–80, July, 1982.

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Strazhev, V.I., Shkol'nikov, P.L. Polarization symmetry of vector fields. Soviet Physics Journal 25, 652–655 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00911799

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  • Vector Field
  • Physical Application
  • Lorentz Group
  • Polarization Field
  • Physical Content