Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields

Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields

by Roger Penrose, Wolfgang Rindler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521245273

ISBN-13: 9780521245272

Pub. Date: 11/01/1984

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of space-time, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time.  See more details below

Overview

This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of space-time, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521245272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1984
Series:
Monographs on Mathematical Physics
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The geometry of world-vectors and spin-vectors; 2. Abstract indices and spinor algebra; 3. Spinors and world-tensors; 4. Differentiation and curvature; 5. Fields in space-time; Appendix; References; Subject and author index; Index of symbols.

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