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Twistor

John Cramer

Twistor

by John Cramer

  • 195 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • University of Washington -- Fiction,
  • Spy stories

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Cramer.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination309 p. ;
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17576599M
    OCLC/WorldCa37907652

    This book deals with the twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations in mathematical physics. The description in terms of twistors involves algebraic and differential geometry, and several complex variables, and results in a different kind of setting that gives a new perspective on the properties of space-time and field escape-addict.coms: 1. Description: This book is an introduction to twistor theory and modern geometrical approaches to space-time structure at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level.

    Read "Twistor" by John Cramer available from Rakuten Kobo. "True hard science fiction—deftly done, with plenty of fine surprises." — Gregory Benford. "Twistor marks Price: $ Twistor theory was proposed by Roger Penrose in as a possible path to quantum gravity and has evolved into a branch of theoretical and mathematical physics. Penrose proposed that twistor space should be the basic arena for physics from which space-time itself should emerge.

    Twistor by John Cramer starting at $ Twistor has 4 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. In this gripping novel of hard science fiction by a physicist author, a research scientist encounters the Twistor Effect, which opens doors into countless alternate universes. The discovery's potential for unlimited power draws the attention of industrial spies and corporate killers, driving the scientist to seek sanctuary in a mysterious shadow world.


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Author Biography: John Cramer is the author of the acclaimed hard-SF novel, Twistor, and writes a bi-monthly column for Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact magazine. He lives in Seattle, WA, where he is a professor of physics at the University of Washington, and travels regularly to Switzerland to work at the particle accelerator at escape-addict.com Dec 13,  · This is the type of book that a lot of "science fiction" Twistor book won't like: It contains some actual, fairly believable science; it takes place in the present; it is not a space opera.

Twistor uses the concept of a shadow universe to provide us with a most interesting thriller/5(16). Dec 13,  · A fine specimen of speculative science fiction, Twistor by John Cramer sprinkles in just enough real science along with "rubber science" to help the reader believe what just might be possible someday.

This story also has romance, action, fantastical creatures and adventure!/5(17). Twistors are introduced next, this is about one-third of the way through the book. Although the correspondence between twistor space and null geodesics is considered; the original motivation of twistors, to provide a theory of quantum spacetime, Cited by: Jun 20,  · Inspire a love of reading with Prime Book Box for Kids Discover delightful children's books with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new customers receive 15% off your first box.

Learn more/5(21). Twister is one of the best action books I have ever read. It has a lot of things unexpectedly happen Twistor book out the story.

It is ver easy reading, but such a great book. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the adventure/5. Twistor, a novel by American writer John G.

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If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended. The book is a fantasy in that there are supernatural elements, totems, ghosts, and both good and bad spirits.

However, part of the reason it works so well is that Forrest has taken the trouble to ground all her carefully crafted characters in an utterly Twister is a brilliant début from Glasgow writer Juliette Forrest/5.

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May 25,  · This account of twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations is essential reading for physicists working in field theory and relativity, and mathematicians applying algebraic geometry and several complex variables to physics/5(2).

May 18,  · The writing style and content of the first couple chapters of Twistor is the weakest of the book and I found it difficult to get through the first dozen pages or so and some aspects of the book are dated. Then, suddenly, the adventure story and the science stories and /5(2).

“Twistor marks the arrival of a major new science-fiction  talent. John Cramer knows science, and people. He possesses  to a phenomenal degree the wit, ingenuity, and soaring imagination all of us hope for; and they make Twistor a book no intelligent reader should miss.”.

This book is an introduction to twistor theory and modern geometrical approaches to space-time structure at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. The choice of material presented has evolved from graduate lectures given in London and Oxford and the authors have aimed to retain the informal tone of those escape-addict.com by: This book is an introduction to twistor theory and modern geometrical approaches to space-time structure at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level.

Twistor theory was originally proposed as a new geometric framework for physics that aims to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics [,]. In the twistor approach, space–time is secondary with events being derived objects that correspond to compact holomorphic curves in a complex three–fold, the twistor space.

Jul 12,  · Papers describe recent work by leading researchers in twistor theory and cover a wide range of subjects, including conformal invariants, integral transforms, Einstein equations, anti-self-dual Riemannian 4-manifolds, deformation theory, 4-dimensional conformal structures, and more.;The book is intended for complex geometers and analysts, theoretical physicists, and graduate students in Brand: CRC Press.

Papers describe recent work by leading researchers in twistor theory and cover a wide range of subjects, including conformal invariants, integral transforms, Einstein equations, anti-self-dual Riemannian 4-manifolds, deformation theory, 4-dimensional conformal structures, and more.;The book is intended for complex geometers and analysts.

Written by a professional physicist, this gripping novel of hard science fiction offers a captivating adventure as well as fascinating glimpses at the business of science, from the demands of university life and the politics intrinsic to academic funding to the complex interplay between pure research and commercial applications/5(17).

One of the key aspects of twistor theory is that the relation between events in space-time is crucial. Instead of focusing on the events and their resulting relationships, twistor theory focuses on the causal relationships, and the events become byproducts of those relationships.

This is the Twistor book jacket from the original Morrow hardcover edition (). The cover painting was done by Bob Eggleton. Click on the icon for a larger (25k) image. This is the new Twistor book cover used on the Avon paperback edition ().

Click on the icon for a larger (25k) image. The book Twistor Geometry and Field { 2 {Theory by Ward and Wells [7] is also very useful, particularly for those approaching the subject from a mathematical background. Treatments more focused on the study of twistor theory and integrable systems are given by Mason and Woodhouse [8] and Dunajski [9].given in Whittaker and Watson’s famous book [21].

Also in there is an integral formula for solutions of the wave equation on R4. I will show how this also fits in the context of twistor theory by giving a general twistor integral transform — called a Penrose transform — for the solution of any.This book deals with the twistor treatment of certain linear and non-linear partial differential equations.

The description in terms of twistors involves algebraic and differential geometry, algebraic topology and results in a new perspective on the properties of space and escape-addict.com: R. S. Ward, Raymond O. Wells.