An Introduction to Twistor Theory
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 theory can be used in physics.
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Solving the Zero Rest Mass Equations I
Sheaf Cohomology and Free Fields
Solving the Zero Rest Mass Equations II
The Twisted Photon and YangMills Constructions
The NonLinear Graviton
Penroses QuasiLocal Momentum and Angular
Functionals on Zero Rest Mass Fields
Further Developments and Conclusions
The GHP Equations
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