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- Cambridge University Press
Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry introduces the theory of twistors, and studies in detail how the theory of twistors and 2-spinors can be applied to the study of space-time. Twistors have, in recent years, attracted increasing attention as a mathematical tool and as a means of gaining new insights into the structure of physical laws. This volume also includes a comprehensive treatment of the conformal approach to space-time infinity with results on general-relativistic mass and angular momentum, a detailed spinorial classification of the full space-time curvature tensor, and an account of the geometry of null geodesics.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Summary of volume 1; 6. Twistors; 7. Null congruences; 8. Classification of curvature tensors; 9. Conformal infinity; Appendix; References; Subject and author index; Index of symbols.