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Torres del Castillo, G. F. (Gerardo Francisco) 1956-

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Works: 5 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 1,122 library holdings
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Most widely held works by G. F Torres del Castillo
Differentiable manifolds : a theoretical physics approach by G. F Torres del Castillo( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Spinors in four-dimensional spaces by G. F Torres del Castillo( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without using the customary Clifford algebras frequently studied in connection with the representations of orthogonal groups, this book gives an elementary introduction to the two-component spinor formalism for four-dimensional spaces with any signature. Some of the useful applications of four-dimensional spinors, such as Yang-Mills theory, are derived in detail using illustrative examples. Key topics and features: " Uniform treatment of the spinor formalism for four-dimensional spaces of any signature, not only the usual signature (+ + + - ) employed in relativity " Examples taken from Riemannian geometry and special or general relativity are discussed in detail, emphasizing the usefulness of the two-component spinor formalism " Exercises in each chapter " The relationship of Clifford algebras and Dirac four-component spinors is established " Applications of the two-component formalism, focusing mainly on general relativity, are presented in the context of actual computations Spinors in Four-Dimensional Spaces is aimed at graduate students and researchers in mathematical and theoretical physics interested in the applications of the two-component spinor formalism in any four-dimensional vector space or Riemannian manifold with a definite or indefinite metric tensor. This systematic and self-contained book is suitable as a seminar text, a reference book, and a self-study guide. Reviews from the author's previous book, 3-D Spinors, Spin-Weighted Functions and their Applications: In summary ... the book gathers much of what can be done with 3-D spinors in an easy-to-read, self-contained form designed for applications that will supplement many available spinor treatments. The book ... should be appealing to graduate students and researchers in relativity and mathematical physics.-Mathematical Reviews The present book provides an easy-to-read and unconventional presentation of the spinor formalism for three-dimensional spaces with a definite or indefinite metric ... Following a nice and descriptive introduction ... the final chapter contains some applications of the formalism to general relativity.-Monatshefte für Mathematik
3-D spinors, spin-weighted functions and their applications by G. F Torres del Castillo( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This systematic and self-containted treatment of the theory of three-dimensional spinors and their applications fills an important gap in the literature. Without using the customary Clifford algebras frequently studied in connection with the representations of orthogonal groups, spinors are developed in this work for three-dimensional spaces in a language analogous to the spinor formalism used in relativistic spacetime." "This work will serve graduate students and researchers in mathematics and mathematical and theoretical physics; it is suitable as a course or seminar text, as a reference text, and may also be used for self-study."--Jacket
Special functions and perturbations of black holes by University of Minnesota( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differentiable Manifolds [recurso electrónico] A Theoretical Physics Approach by G. F Torres del Castillo( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This textbook gives a concise introduction to the theory of differentiable manifolds, focusing on their applications to differential equations, differential geometry, and Hamiltonian mechanics.The works first three chapters introduce the basic concepts of the theory, such as differentiable maps, tangent vectors, vector and tensor fields, differential forms, local one-parameter groups of diffeomorphisms, and Lie derivatives. These tools are subsequently employed in the study of differential equations (Chapter 4), connections (Chapter 5), Riemannian manifolds (Chapter 6), Lie groups (Chapter 7), and Hamiltonian mechanics (Chapter 8). Throughout, the book contains examples, worked out in detail, as well as exercises intended to show how the formalism is applied to actual computations and to emphasize the connections among various areas of mathematics.Differentiable Manifolds is addressed to advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics or physics. Prerequisites include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and (for the last chapter) a basic knowledge of analytical mechanics
 
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Alternative Names
Castillo, G.F. Torres del

Castillo, G. F. Torres del 1956-

Castillo, G. F. Torres del (Gerardo Francisco Torres del), 1956-

Castillo, Gerardo F. Torres del 1956-

Castillo, Gerardo Francisco Torres del

Castillo, Gerardo Francisco Torres del 1956-

Del Castillo, G. F. Torres.

Del Castillo, G. F. Torres 1956-

Del Castillo, G. F. Torres (Gerardo Francisco Torres), 1956-

Del Castillo, Gerardo Francisco Torres

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Torres del Castillo, G. F. 1956-

Torres del Castillo, Gerardo F.

Torres del Castillo, Gerardo Francisco.

Torres del Castillo, Gerardo Francisco 1956-

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