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An introduction to twistor theory

Author: S A Huggett; K P Tod
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: London Mathematical Society student texts, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) This book is an introduction to twistor theory and modern geometrical approaches to space-time structure at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. It will be valuable also to the physicist as an introduction to some of the mathematics that has proved useful in these areas, and to the mathematician as an example of where sheaf cohomology and complex manifold  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S A Huggett; K P Tod
ISBN: 0521451574 9780521451574 0521456894 9780521456890 0521313619 9780521313612
OCLC Number: 30399913
Description: xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Review of Tensor Algebra and Calculus --
3. Lorentzian Spinors at a Point --
4. Spinor Fields --
5. Compactified Minkowski Space --
6. The Geometry of Null Congruences --
7. The Geometry of Twistor Space --
8. Solving the Zero Rest Mass Equations I --
9. Sheaf Cohomology and Free Fields --
10. Solving the Zero Rest Mass Equations II --
11. The Twisted Photon and Yang-Mills Constructions --
12. The Non-Linear Graviton --
13. Penrose's Quasi-Local Momentum and Angular Momentum --
14. Functionals on Zero Rest Mass Fields --
15. Further Developments and Conclusions --
16. Hints, Solutions and Notes to the Exercises --
Appendix: The GHP Equations.
Series Title: London Mathematical Society student texts, 4.
Responsibility: S.A. Huggett, K.P. Tod.
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