In geometry and physics, spinors are elements of a (complex) vector space that
can be associated with Euclidean space. Like geometric vectors and more ... More »
Oct 19, 2012 ... It can be instructive to see the applications of Clifford algebra to areas outside of
quantum mechanics to get a more geometric understanding of ...
The concept of spinor is now important in theoretical physics but it is a difficult
topic to gain acquaintance with. Spinors were defined by Elie Cartan, the French
Apr 26, 2012 ... Spinors are competitors of vectors and tensors. In other words, they are
representations of the orthogonal (rotational) group or the ...
Dec 16, 2013 ... would correspond to a Hermitian spinor of rank 2, which can be represented by a
2 × 2 Hermitian matrix of com- plex numbers. A null 4-vector ...
Oct 17, 2013 ... Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh What is a Spinor?
Actually, this is the Dirac equation for a Weyl spinor, which is not exactly the
same as the equation commonly called the Dirac equation. By the way, it does
Let me attempt a hand wavy "motivation" from a math perspective that you
shouldn't take too seriously. Loosely speaking you can think of spinors as being
For example, a general 4-vector would correspond to a Hermitian spinor of rank.
2, which can be represented by a 2 × 2 Hermitian matrix of complex numbers.
Chapter. Spin in uantum echanics. 6.1 Spinors and Their Properties. Spinors are
mathematical entities, which are useful when describing half-integer spins in.