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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 1061–1081 | Cite as

Maxwell's equations, linear gravity, and twistors

  • Carlos N. Kozameh
  • Ezra T. Newman
  • John R. Porter
Part II. Invited Papers Dedicated To Nathan Rosen

Abstract

A detailed outline is presented of several convergent points of view connecting the self-dual and anti-self-dual fields with their free data. This is done for the Maxwell and for linearized gravity as exemplifying the approaches. The Sparling equation provides one tool of great power and characterizes one approach. The twistor theory of Penrose yields another equally powerful point of view. The links between these two basic approaches given in this paper provide a unification that allows workers and others with interest in this area to proceed more readily toward the goal of understanding the full nonlinear Einstein equations.

Keywords

Basic Approach Einstein Equation Great Power Detailed Outline Twistor Theory 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos N. Kozameh
    • 1
  • Ezra T. Newman
    • 1
  • John R. Porter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh

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