Spinors and Space-Time, Volume 2: Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry

Spinors and Space-Time, Volume 2: Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry

ISBN-10:
0521347866
ISBN-13:
9780521347860
Pub. Date:
10/08/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Spinors and Space-Time, Volume 2: Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometry

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521347860
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/08/2002
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
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.

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