The differential approach to spinors and their symmetries

Benn, Ian and Tucker, Robin (1985) The differential approach to spinors and their symmetries. Il Nuovo Cimento A, 88 (3). pp. 273-285. ISSN 0369-3546

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A formulation of spinor analysis in space-time is given in terms of smooth sections of a real Clifford bundle. Its relation to the two-component complex calculus for spinor components is elucidated. Treating spinors in terms of inhomogeneous differential forms carryingPIN 3,1 andSPIN 3,1 representations enables the discrete covariances of the Maxwell-Dirac system to be induced naturally from smooth isometries of the space-time metric. Attention is drawn to the distinction between the Dirac and Kähler equations in curved space when expressed in this geometric formulation.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Il Nuovo Cimento A
ID Code:
74931
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
03 Aug 2015 15:26
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
01 Jan 2020 09:19