An Introduction to Twistor Theory

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Cambridge University Press, 1994 - Mathematics - 178 pages
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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Contents

Solving the Zero Rest Mass Equations I
65
Sheaf Cohomology and Free Fields
71
Solving the Zero Rest Mass Equations II
91
The Twisted Photon and YangMills Constructions
99
The NonLinear Graviton
105
Penroses QuasiLocal Momentum and Angular
119
Functionals on Zero Rest Mass Fields
137
Further Developments and Conclusions
147
The GHP Equations
163
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