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Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics

Spinors in Physics

Authors: Hladik, Jean

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Invented by Dirac in creating his relativistic quantum theory of the electron, spinors are important in quantum theory, relativity, nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, and condensed matter physics. Essentially, they are the mathematical entities that correspond to electrons in the same way that ordinary wave functions correspond to classical particles (including photons). Because of their relations to the rotation group SO(n) and the unitary group SU(n), the discussion should be of interest to applied mathematicians as well as physicists.

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"...I think that the book can be very useful for a first course on the subject since it is well written, with many examples and a very good collection of solved problems."

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"...recommended as a pedagogically sound starting point for anyone wishing to understand what spinors are about, and why they are of importance to physicists."

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spinors in Physics
Authors
Translated by
Cole, J.M.
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1488-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1488-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98647-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7163-5
Series ISSN
0938-037X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Dunod, 1996
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