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This mathematically rigorous treatment examines Zeemans characterization of the causal automorphisms of Minkowski spacetime and the Penrose theorem concerning the apparent shape of a relativistically moving sphere. Other topics include theMoreThis mathematically rigorous treatment examines Zeemans characterization of the causal automorphisms of Minkowski spacetime and the Penrose theorem concerning the apparent shape of a relativistically moving sphere. Other topics include the construction of a geometric theory of the electromagnetic field- an in-depth introduction to the theory of spinors- and a classification of electromagnetic fields in both tensor and spinor form. Appendixes introduce a topology for Minkowski spacetime and discuss Diracs famous Scissors Problem. Appropriate for graduate-level courses, this text presumes only a knowledge of linear algebra and elementary point-set topology. 1992 edition. 43 figures. The Geometry of Minkowski Spacetime: An Introduction to the Mathematics of the Special Theory of Relativity by Gregory L. Naber