An introduction to twistor theory by Professor S. A. Huggett, K. P. Tod

By Professor S. A. Huggett, K. P. Tod

This booklet is an advent to twistor conception and sleek geometrical techniques to space-time constitution on the graduate or complicated undergraduate point. it will likely be worthwhile additionally to the physicist as an creation to a couple of the maths that has proved priceless in those parts, and to the mathematician as an instance of the place sheaf cohomology and intricate manifold thought can be utilized in physics.

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