Roger Penrose: Collected Works: Volume 3: 1976-1980

Roger Penrose: Collected Works: Volume 3: 1976-1980

by Roger Penrose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199219389

ISBN-13: 9780199219384

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author. Where relevant, individual papers also come with specific introductions or notes.

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Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author. Where relevant, individual papers also come with specific introductions or notes.

Many important realizations concerning twistor theory occurred during the short period of this third volume, providing a new perspective on the way that mathematical features of the complex geometry of twistor theory relate to actual physical fields. Following on from the nonlinear graviton construction, a twistor construction was found for (anti-)self-dual electromagnetism allowing the general (anti-)self-dual Yang-Mills field to be obtained. It became clear that some features of twistor contour integrals could be understood in terms of holomorphic sheaf cohomology. During this period, the Oxford research group founded the informal publication, Twistor Newsletter. This volume also contains the influential Weyl curvature hypothesis and new forms of Penrose tiles.

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ISBN-13:
9780199219384
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Roger Penrose: Collected Works
Pages:
719
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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