Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > A Clifford calculus for physical field theories
View graph of relations

A Clifford calculus for physical field theories

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

Publication date1986
Host publicationClifford algebras and their applications in mathematical physics
EditorsJ. S. R. Chisholm, A. K. Common
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages23
ISBN (electronic)9789400947283
ISBN (print)9789401086028
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameNATO ASI Series
ISSN (Print)1389-2185


A Clifford calculus on sections of a Clifford bundle associated with a (pseudo-) Riemannian metric is reviewed. Its use is illustrated by reference to the Einstein — Yang — Mills equations. The formalism highlights the difference between the Kähler and Dirac equations and their separability in a curved space-time is discussed. Some aspects of supersymmetric models are outlined.