manifest covariance

manifest covariance

[′man·ə‚fest kō′ver·ē·əns]
(relativity)
Property of an expression composed of Lorentz invariant numbers and operators, four-vectors, and tensors in such a way that its Lorentz covariance is immediately obvious.
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one may use the "inconvenient" (in Fermi's words [1]) term of [([partial derivative] x A).sup.2] to generate any relativistic gauge (manifest covariance), treating, for example, ([lambda]/2) [integral] [([[partial derivative].sup.[mu]][A.sub.[mu]]).sup.2] as a kind of "interaction." Gauge invariance is then guaranteed by enforcing charge conservation: clearly not a manifest way.