Twistor geometry and field theory [E-Book] / R.S. Ward, Raymond O. Wells, Jr.
Ward, R. S., (author)
Wells, R. O., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990
1 online resource (x, 520 pages)
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
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This book deals with the twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations. The description in terms of twistors involves algebraic and differential geometry, algebraic topology and results in a new perspective on the properties of space and time. The authors firstly develop the mathematical background, then go on to discuss Yang-Mills fields and gravitational fields in classical language, and in the final part a number of field-theoretic problems are solved. Issued here for the first time in paperback, this self-contained volume should be of use to graduate mathematicians and physicists and research workers in theoretical physics, relativity, and cosmology.