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By Ian M. Benn, Robin W. Tucker

ISBN-10: 0852742614

ISBN-13: 9780852742617

There's now a better diversity of arithmetic utilized in theoretical physics than ever. the purpose of this e-book is to introduce theoretical physicists, of graduate scholar point upwards, to the tools of differential geometry and Clifford algebras in classical box idea. fresh advancements in particle physics have increased the concept of spinor fields to substantial prominence, in order that many new rules require huge wisdom in their houses and services of their manipulation. it's also commonly favored now that differential geometry has a tremendous function to play in unification schemes which come with gravity. the entire vital prerequisite result of staff idea, linear algebra, genuine and complicated vector areas are mentioned. Spinors are approached from the point of view of Clifford algebras. this offers a scientific manner of learning their homes in all dimensions and signatures. significance can be put on making touch with the conventional part orientated procedure. the elemental principles of differential geometry are brought emphasising tensor, instead of part, equipment. Spinor fields are brought evidently within the context of Clifford bundles. Spinor box equations on manifolds are brought including the worldwide implications their strategies have at the underlying geometry. Many mathematical thoughts are illustrated utilizing box theoretical descriptions of the Maxwell, Dirac and Rarita-Schwinger equations, their symmetries and couplings to Einsteinian gravity. The center of the ebook includes fabric that is appropriate to physics. After a dialogue of the Newtonian dynamics of debris, the significance of Lorentzian geometry is encouraged through Maxwell's conception of electromagnetism. an outline of gravitation is inspired by means of Maxwell's conception of electromagnetism. an outline of gravitation when it comes to the curvature of a pseudo-Riemannian spacetime is used to include gravitational interactions into the language of classical box concept. This publication could be of serious curiosity to postgraduate scholars in theoretical physics, and to mathematicians drawn to functions of differential geometry in physics.

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