Introduction to 2-Spinors in General Relativity
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BeschreibungThis book deals with 2-spinors in general relativity, beginning by developing spinors in a geometrical way rather than using representation theory, which can be a little abstract. This gives the reader greater physical intuition into the way in which spinors behave. The book concentrates on the algebra and calculus of spinors connected with curved space-time. Many of the well-known tensor fields in general relativity are shown to have spinor counterparts. An analysis of the Lanczos spinor concludes the book, and some of the techniques so far encountered are applied to this. Exercises play an important role throughout and are given at the end of each chapter.
InhaltsverzeichnisSpinor geometry; spinor algebra; spinor analysis; Lanczos spinor.
Pressestimmen.,."useful for those who are working with the two-spinor formalism and/or are interested in the Lanczos theory.?
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUB CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 204 Seiten