Spinors and Calibrations

Spinors and Calibrations

1st Edition - March 28, 1990

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  • Author: F. Harvey
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123296504
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080918631

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Progress in mathematics is based on a thorough understanding of the mathematical objects under consideration, and yet many textbooks and monographs proceed to discuss general statements and assume that the reader can and will provide the mathematical infrastructure of examples and counterexamples. This book makes a deliberate effort to correct this situation: it is a collection of examples. The following table of contents describes its breadth and reveals the underlying motivation--differential geometry--in its many facets: Riemannian, symplectic, K*adahler, hyperK*adahler, as well as complex and quaternionic.

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Libraries, research mathematicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and mathematical physicists.

Table of Contents

  • [contents checked against book 8/14/90 TC]
    CONTENTS: Classical Groups I. The Eight Types of Inner Product Spaces. Classical Groups II. Euclidean/Lorentzian Vector Spaces. Differential Geometry. Normed Algebras. Calibrations. Matrix Algebras. Spinors: The Clifford Algebras (continued). The Groups Spin and Pin. The Clifford Algebras Cl(r,s) as Algebras. The Split Case Cl(p,p). Inner Products on the Spaces of Spinors and Pinors. Low Dimensions.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 323
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1990
  • Published: March 28, 1990
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123296504
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080918631

About the Author

F. Harvey

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Rice University

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