5 edition of **Twistor theory** found in the catalog.

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Published
**1995**
by M. Dekker in New York
.

Written in English

- Twistor theory.

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement | edited by Stephen Huggett. |

Series | Lecture notes in pure and applied mathematics ;, v. 169 |

Contributions | Huggett, S. A. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC173.75.T85 T85 1995 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | viii, 268 p. : |

Number of Pages | 268 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL1111940M |

ISBN 10 | 0824793218 |

LC Control Number | 94037775 |

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. Twistor theory offers a new approach, starting with conformally-invariant concepts, to the synthesis of quantum theory and relativity. Twistors for flat space-time are the SUB,2) spinors of the twofold covering group 0B,4) of the conformal group. They describe the momentum and angular momentum structure of zero-rest-mass particles.

Twistors involve quite a bit of mathematical sophistication that obscure their raison d'être. Keeping this in mind, let us turn instead to what may be described as the real analogue of the twistor transform, namely the X-ray transform, and try to. Twistor theory In theoretical and mathematical physics, twistor theory maps the geometric objects of conventional 3+1 space-time (Minkowski space) into .

This account of twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations is essential reading for physicists working in field theory and relativity, and mathematicians applying algebraic geometry and several complex variables to physics/5(2). -) The best gentle introduction to basic twistor theory that I know of is the book by Huggett and Tod. If you don't have access to that book and some other answers don't surface in the meantime I'm happy to write a few bits and pieces here, but will have to wait until the weekend.

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As with string theory, the brilliant physicist Sir Roger Penrose’s twistor theory has provided some mathematical insights into the existing theories of physics, including some that lie at the heart of the Standard Model of particle physics.

For nearly four decades, Penrose has been exploring his own mathematical approach — twistor theory. Papers describe recent work by leading researchers in twistor theory and cover a wide range of subjects, including conformal invariants, integral transforms, Einstein equations, anti-self-dual Riemannian 4-manifolds, deformation theory, 4-dimensional conformal structures, and more.;The book is intended for complex geometers and analysts.

Book Description. Presents the proceedings of the recently held conference at the University of Plymouth. Papers describe recent work by leading researchers in twistor theory and cover a wide range of subjects, including conformal invariants, integral transforms, Einstein equations, anti-self-dual Riemannian 4-manifolds, deformation theory, 4-dimensional conformal structures, and more.;The.

An Introduction to Twistor Theory (London Mathematical Society Student Texts Book 4) - Kindle edition by Huggett, S. A., Tod, K. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading An Introduction to Twistor Theory (London Mathematical Society Student Texts Book 4)/5(3).

I think this book gives a very good introduction to twistor theory. However, it's not an elementary book. Readers should already be familiar with topology, differential geometry, group theory and general relativity.

The book is short, as are the chapters, and it gets to the point by: John G. Cramer, who has only written two science fiction novels, is a working physicist and frequent nonfiction contributor to Analog. In Twistor, he presents us with an adventure based on string theory and parallel universe speculation that has dated well.

He also gives us a chilling portrait/5. Spinors and Spin Network Twistor theory has been developed by Roger Penrose and his associates since the s. He realized that using the space-time continuum picture to describe physical processes is inadequate not only at the Planck scale of cm but also at the much larger scales of elementary particles, or perhaps atoms, where the quantum effects become important.

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.

Presents the proceedings of the recently held conference at the University of Plymouth. Papers describe recent work by leading researchers in twistor theory and cover a wide range of subjects, including conformal invariants, integral transforms, Einstein equations, anti-self-dual Riemannian 4-manifolds, deformation theory, 4-dimensional conformal structures, and more.;The book is intended for Brand: CRC Press.

Book Description. Although twistor theory originated as an approach to the unification of quantum theory and general relativity, twistor correspondences and their generalizations have provided powerful mathematical tools for studying problems in differential geometry.

The book will provide graduate students with an introduction to the literature of twistor theory, presupposing some knowledge of special relativity and differential geometry. It would also be of use for a short course on space-time structure independently of twistor by: 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 Price: $ Papers describe recent work by leading researchers in twistor theory and cover a wide range of subjects, including conformal invariants, integral transforms, Einstein equations, anti-self-dual Riemannian 4-manifolds, deformation theory, 4-dimensional conformal structures, and more.;The book is intended for complex geometers and analysts.

1 Twistor Theory Twistor theory was originally proposed as a new geometric framework for physics that aims to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics [,].

In the twistor approach, space–time is secondary with events being derived objects File Size: KB. This book is an introduction to twistor theory and modern geometrical approaches to space-time structure at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. The choice of material presented has evolved from graduate lectures given in London and Oxford and the authors have aimed to retain the informal tone of those lectures.

This book deals with the twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations in mathematical physics. The description in terms of twistors involves algebraic and differential geometry, and several complex variables, and results in a different kind of setting that gives a new perspective on the properties of space-time and field theories.

One that I can especially recommend is the book Twistor Geometry and Field Theory, by Ward and Wells. A one sentence summary of the fundamental idea would be.

A point in space time is a complex two-plane in complex four-dimensional (twistor) space, and this complex two-plane is the fiber of the spinor bundle at the point. Get this from a library. Twistor geometry and field theory. [R S Ward; R O Wells, Jr.] -- 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, and several. An Introduction to Twistor Theory (Paperback) by Professor S. A Huggett, K. Tod and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Twistor theory involves some wonderfully different ways of thinking about four-dimensional geometry, and these seem far more likely to play some role in future advances in the direction of unification than any of the tired ones (GUTs, SUSY, string theory) that have dominated the field for so long.

Twistor Theory The motivation and one of the initial aims of twistor theory is to provide an adequate formalism for the union of quantum theory and general relativity. Twistors are essentially complex objects, like wavefunctions in quantum mechanics, as well as endowed with holomorphic and algebraic structure sufficient to encode space-time points.This is the Twistor book jacket from the original Morrow hardcover edition ().

The cover painting was done by Bob Eggleton. Click on the icon for a larger (25k) image. This is the new Twistor book cover used on the Avon paperback edition ().

Click on the icon for a larger (25k) image. Twistor theory is the remarkable mathematical framework that was discovered by Roger Penrose in the course of research into gravitation and quantum theory. It have since developed into a broad, many-faceted programme that attempts to resolve basic problems in physics by encoding the structure of physical fields and indeed space-time itself into Price: $