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
     
 

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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.

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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