Meaning of SPINOR in English


ˈspinər, -ˌnȯ(ə)r noun

( -s )

Etymology: spin (I) + -or

: a quantity that resembles a vector with complex components in two- or four-dimensional space with complex coordinates and that is used especially in the mathematics of the theory of relativity

the geometrical picture of a two-component spinor requires two plane vectors … and these may be of arbitrary lengths and inclined to each other at any angle — Scientific Monthly

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