Synopses & Reviews
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors.
"...careful and comprehensive discussion virtually assures that it will become a standard reference..." Science"...the book has come out just in the wake of realization that spinors may play an even more profound role in theoretical physics than they do today...very likely to become a classic." Nature
Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-443) and indexes.
Volume 1 introduces and systematically develops the calculus in a first detailed exposition of this technique which provides shortcuts for some very tedious calculations.
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.