I was just reading a text on QED that equates the vector potential to electrodynamic momentum using the de Broglie relationship.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

At a later stage, the current flow in a conductor is predicted by considering the total momentum of the charge in relation to the electrodynamic.

Everything works out and it all fits.

But when I look at the dimensions, I find that the electrodynamic part has the units ofangularmomentum. Whereas the total momentum is of course, well, I assume it's momentum.

Is this valid? can I simply add angular and linear momentum and equate that total to wavenumber.

Or is it that the total momentum being considered in the text is in actual fact the totalangularmomentum? Presumably the author felt it too obvious to mention?

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# Momentum vs angular momentum

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