Second order symmetry operators

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Abstract / Description of output

Using systematic calculations in spinor language, we obtain simple descriptions of the second order symmetry operators for the conformal wave equation, the Dirac–Weyl equation and the Maxwell equation on a curved four-dimensional Lorentzian manifold. The conditions for existence of symmetry operators for the different equations are seen to be related. Computer algebra tools have been developed and used to systematically reduce the equations to a form which allows geometrical interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number135015
Number of pages34
JournalClassical and quantum gravity
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Wave equations
  • Symmetry operators
  • Lorentz manifolds


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