The Dirac Equation In Curved Spacetime: A Guide For Calculations by Peter CollasThe Dirac Equation In Curved Spacetime: A Guide For Calculations by Peter Collas

The Dirac Equation In Curved Spacetime: A Guide For Calculations

byPeter Collas, David Klein

Paperback | March 29, 2019

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This book explains and develops the Dirac equation in the context of general relativistic quantum mechanics in a range of spacetime dimensions. It clarifies the subject by carefully pointing out the various conventions used and explaining how they are related to each other. The prerequisites are familiarity with general relativity and an exposure to the Dirac equation at the level of special relativistic quantum mechanics, but a review of this latter topic is given in the first chapter as a reference and framework for the physical interpretations that follow. Worked examples and exercises with solutions are provided. Appendices include reviews of topics used in the body of the text. This book should benefit researchers and graduate students in general relativity and in condensed matter.
Peter Collas is a professor emeritus of physics at California State University Northridge.  His current research interests are General Relativity theory and cosmology, with his investigations focussing on Dirac particles in gravitational waves, Fermi coordinates, as well as statistical mechanical problems in curved spacetime.David Klei...
Title:The Dirac Equation In Curved Spacetime: A Guide For CalculationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:109 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 29, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030148246

ISBN - 13:9783030148249


Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Dirac equation in special relativity.- The spinorial covariant derivative.- Examples in (3+1) GR.- The Dirac equation in (1+1) GR.- The Dirac equation in (2+1) GR.- Scalar product.- Appendices.