As a contribution to the next GA-Net e-Newsletter I would like to mention the following new textbook:
Patrick R. Girard
Quaternions, Clifford Algebras and Relativistic Physics
2007, XII, 179 p., 2 illus., Softcover
I think it could well fit to the subject of your newsletter.
Thank you and best regards,
Birkhäuser Verlag AG
About this textbook
The use of Clifford algebras in mathematical physics and engineering has grown rapidly in recent years. Whereas other developments have privileged a geometric approach, this book uses an algebraic approach that can be introduced as a tensor product of quaternion algebras and provides a unified calculus for much of physics. It proposes a pedagogical introduction to this new calculus, based on quaternions, with applications mainly in special relativity, classical electromagnetism, and general relativity.
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, instructors, researchers in Algebra, Geometry and Physics
- Clifford algebra
- relativistic physics
- rotation group
- tensor product