This book is the first of two volumes devoted to the photon.
Volume 1 presents the first systematic development of the fundamental magnetizing field of electromagnetic radiation: the field Ii3. The book has 12 chapters which collectively describe the properties of Ii3 in a vacuum and in the interaction of light with matter.
Volume 2 deals with the development of non-Abelian, or O(3), electrodynamics in which Ii3 is incorporated systematically.
For researchers and graduate students interested in the theory of electromagnetic radiation.