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Faraday Tensor & Maxwell Spinor (Part I)

A. Hernández-Galeana, R. López-Vázquez, J. López-Bonilla, G. R. Pérez-Teruel


We realize an algebraic study of the spinors associated with real and Newman-Penrose tetrads in Minkowski space and obtain an adequate platform for the spinorial analysis of Faraday and energy-momentum tensors of the electromagnetic field. Maxwell spinor naturally appears in our approach.

Part I of this two-part article includes: 1. Introduction, 2. The Cartan spinor, and 3. Tetrads and their 2-spinors.

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