*Beginning with the conventional Maxwell-Lorentz theory, a Lagrangian density for the classical electron can be easily constructed based on independent theories of velocity and acceleration fields. *

*The conventional theory is then completely abandoned in favor of a highly specialized vacuum Lagrangian formulation. In the new formulation all gauge invariant quantities of the classical theory are still valid except that they are written exclusively in terms of vacuum gauge potentials.*

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*The merit of using vacuum gauge potentials lies in their ability to solve problems associated with classical electron theory which cannot be addressed by the conventional theory---Most notably, particle stability and infinite self--energy . *

*By far, th**e most striking feature of the theory is the omni-presence of radiated vacuum energy , even while its inclusion requires such an insignificant amount of mathematics.*