Roger Penrose: Collected Works: Volume 1: 1953-1967

Roger Penrose: Collected Works: Volume 1: 1953-1967

by Roger Penrose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199219362

ISBN-13: 9780199219360

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.

The first volume covers the beginnings of a career that is ground-breaking from the outset. Inspired by courses given by Dirac and Bondi, much of the early published work involves linking general relativity with tensor systems. Among his early works is the seminal 1955 paper, 'A Generalized Inverse for Matrices', his previously unpublished PhD and St John's College Fellowship theses, and from 1967, his Adam's Prize-winning essay on the structure of space-time. Add to this his 1965 paper, 'Gravitational collapse and space-time singularities', and the 1967 paper that introduced a remarkable new theory, 'Twistor algebra', and this becomes a truly stellar procession of works on mathematics and cosmology.

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ISBN-13:
9780199219360
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Roger Penrose: Collected Works
Pages:
846
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

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