The Many Faces Of Maxwell, Dirac And Einstein Equations: A Clifford Bundle Approach by Waldyr A. Rodrigues, JrThe Many Faces Of Maxwell, Dirac And Einstein Equations: A Clifford Bundle Approach by Waldyr A. Rodrigues, Jr

The Many Faces Of Maxwell, Dirac And Einstein Equations: A Clifford Bundle Approach

byWaldyr A. Rodrigues, Jr, Edmundo Capelas De Oliveira

Hardcover | April 27, 2016

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This book is an exposition of the algebra and calculus of differential forms, of the Clifford and Spin-Clifford bundle formalisms, and of vistas to a formulation of important concepts of differential geometry indispensable for an in-depth understanding of space-time physics.
The formalism discloses the hidden geometrical nature of spinor fields. Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein fields are shown to have representatives by objects of the same mathematical nature, namely sections of an appropriate Clifford bundle. This approach reveals unity in diversity and suggests relationships that are hidden in the standard formalisms and opens new paths for research.
This thoroughly revised second edition also adds three new chapters: on the Clifford bundle approach to the Riemannian or semi-Riemannian differential geometry of branes; on Komar currents in the context of the General Relativity theory; and an analysis of the similarities and main differences between Dirac, Majorana and ELKO spinor fields.
The exercises with solutions, the comprehensive list of mathematical symbols, and the list of acronyms and abbreviations are provided for self-study for students as well as for classes.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"The text is written in a very readable manner and is complemented with plenty of worked-out exercises which are in the style of extended examples. ... their book could also serve as a textbook for graduate students in physics or mathematics." (Alberto Molgado, Mathematical Reviews, 2008 k)

Waldyr Alves Rodrigues Jr, full professor of Mathematical Physics, at the State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, received his BSc from the University of São Paulo, and his PhD from the University of Torino, Italy. He has held various positions at Brazilian and European universities, one of them being director of the Institute...
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Title:The Many Faces Of Maxwell, Dirac And Einstein Equations: A Clifford Bundle ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:587 pagesPublished:April 27, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319276360

ISBN - 13:9783319276366

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Multivector and Extensor Calculus.- The Hidden Geometrical Nature of Spinors.- Some Differential Geometry.- Clifford Bundle Approach to the Differential Geometry of Branes.- Some Issues in Relativistic Spacetime Theories.- Clifford and Dirac-Hestenes Spinor Fields.- A Clifford Algebra Lagrangian Formalism in Minkowski Spacetime.- Conservation Laws on Riemann-Cartan and Lorentzian Spacetimes.- The DHE on a RCST and the Meaning of Active Local Lorentz Invariance.- On the Nature of the Gravitational Field.- On the Many Faces of Einstein Equations.- Maxwell, Dirac and Seiberg-Witten Equations.- Superparticles and Superfields.- Maxwell, Einstein, Dirac and Navier-Stokes Equations.- Magnetic Like Particles and Elko Spinor Fields.-Appendices A1-5.- Acronyms and Abbreviations.- List of Symbols.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the 1st edition:"The main intention of the present book is to familiarise the reader with the algebra and calculus within the Clifford bundle formalism . . The text is written in a very readable manner and is complemented with plenty of worked-out exercises which are in the style of extended examples. ... From my personal point of view, the authors elegantly succeed in their ambitions and, in my opinion, their book could also serve as a textbook for graduate students in physics or mathematics." (Alberto Molgado, Mathematical Reviews, 2008 k)