Twistor Geometry and Field Theory (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) - R. S. Ward, Jr, Raymond O. Wells, Richard Samuel Ward, Wells, R. O (1990)
ISBN 0521268907
Subject Twistor theory; Integral geometry; Field theory (Physics); Integral transforms
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 5/25/1990
Format Hardcover (236 x 158 mm)
Language e
This book deals with the twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations in mathematical physics. The description in terms of twistors involves algebraic and differential geometry, and several complex variables, and results in a different kind of setting that gives a new perspective on the properties of space-time and field theories. The book is designed to be used by mathematicians and physicists and so the authors have made it reasonably self-contained. The first part contains a development of the necessary mathematical background. In the second part, Yang-Mills fields and gravitational fields (the basic fields of contemporary physics) are described at the classical level. In the final part, the mathematics and physics are married to solve a number of field-theoretical problems.
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LoC Classification QC173.75.T85W37 1990
Dewey 512/.33
Cover Price $110.00
No. of Pages 530