The Newman–Penrose Formalism



The Newman–Penrose formalism (also known as spin-coefficient formalism) is a tetrad formalism with special choice of the basis vector. The beauty of this formalism, when it was first proposed by Newman and Penrose in 1962 (Newman and Penrose in J Math Phys 3:566–578, 1962 [13]), was precisely in their choice of a null basis. A detailed study of this formalism has been made here.


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