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Title: A spin-coefficient approach to space-times with torsion
Author: Jogia, Shashi C.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3590 8340
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1981
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The Newman–Penrose formalism, which has been extremely useful in general relativity, is extended to include the possibility of space–times with torsion. Initially Riemann–Cartan geometry is discussed and the torsion and contortion tensors are defined. The possible alternative but equivalent approaches in developing the formalism are given in Chapters 3 and 4. These involve the use of tetrads and spinor dyads. In the definition of the spin coefficients, the components of the contortion tensor appear as correction terms to the spin coefficients defined in the associated Riemannian space–time.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Science Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Pure mathematics