Notation and Terminology

  • Paolo Budinich
  • Andrzej Trautman
Part of the Trieste Notes in Physics book series (TRIESTE)


In this work we essentially adhere to the standard notation prevalent in mathematical physics. In a few cases, where the customs of mathematicians and physicists diverge, we have had to make painful decisions to achieve a consistent and clear notation. Most of our conventions are summarized below; some of them are explained as they appear in subsequent chapters.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Budinich
    • 1
  • Andrzej Trautman
    • 2
  1. 1.International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Instytut Fizyki TeoretycznejUniwersytet WarszawkskiWarszawaPoland

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