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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series , #1|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.14(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.