Spinors: A Mathematica package for doing spinor calculus in General Relativity

Published: 01-10-2012| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/v26t9dyp3p.1
Alfonso García-Parrado Gómez-Lobo,
José M. Martín-García


Abstract The Spinors software is a Mathematica package which implements 2-component spinor calculus as devised by Penrose for General Relativity in dimension 3+1. The Spinors software is part of the xAct system, which is a collection of Mathematica packages to do tensor analysis by computer. In this paper we give a thorough description of Spinors and present practical examples of use. Title of program: Spinors Catalogue Id: AEMQ_v1_0 Nature of problem Manipulation and simplification of spinor expressions in General Relativity. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEMQ_v1_0; Spinors; 10.1016/j.cpc.2012.04.024 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)