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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Complex General Relativity

Authors: Esposito, Giampiero

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This book is written for theoretical and mathematical physicists and mat- maticians interested in recent developments in complex general relativity and their application to classical and quantum gravity. Calculations are presented by paying attention to those details normally omitted in research papers, for pedagogical r- sons. Familiarity with fibre-bundle theory is certainly helpful, but in many cases I only rely on two-spinor calculus and conformally invariant concepts in gravitational physics. The key concepts the book is devoted to are complex manifolds, spinor techniques, conformal gravity, ?-planes, ?-surfaces, Penrose transform, complex 3 1 – – space-time models with non-vanishing torsion, spin- fields and spin- potentials. 2 2 Problems have been inserted at the end, to help the reader to check his und- standing of these topics. Thus, I can find at least four reasons for writing yet another book on spinor and twistor methods in general relativity: (i) to write a textbook useful to - ginning graduate students and research workers, where two-component spinor c- culus is the unifying mathematical language.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex General Relativity
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
69
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47118-6
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47118-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3340-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4518-8
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 206
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