spinor(redirected from Chiral fermion)
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A mathematical object associated with group representations, often used in theoretical physics to model certain topological properties of space. Spinors resemble vectors but change sign (that is, they are multiplied by -1) when rotated 360 degrees.
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(General Physics) physics a type of mathematical object
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