Book: INVARIANT ALGEBRAS AND GEOMETRIC REASONING by Hongbo Li


INVARIANT ALGEBRAS AND GEOMETRIC REASONING

by Hongbo Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

The demand for more reliable geometric computing in robotics, computer vision and graphics has revitalized many venerable algebraic subjects in mathematics — among them, Grassmann–Cayley algebra and Geometric Algebra. Nowadays, they are used as powerful languages for projective, Euclidean and other classical geometries. This book contains the author and his collaborators’ most recent, original development of Grassmann–Cayley algebra and Geometric Algebra and their applications in automated reasoning of classical geometries. It includes two of the three advanced invariant algebras — Cayley bracket algebra, conformal geometric algebra, and null bracket algebra — for highly efficient geometric computing. They form the theory of advanced invariants, and capture the intrinsic beauty of geometric languages and geometric computing. Apart from their applications in discrete and computational geometry, the new languages are currently being used in computer vision, graphics and robotics by many researchers worldwide.


Contents:

  • Projective Space, Bracket Algebra and Grassmann–Cayley Algebra
  • Projective Incidence Geometry with Cayley Bracket Algebra
  • Projective Conic Geometry with Bracket Algebra and Quadratic Grassmann–Cayley Algebra
  • Inner-product Bracket Algebra and Clifford Algebra
  • Geometric Algebra
  • Euclidean Geometry and Conformal Grassmann–Cayley Algebra
  • Conformal Clifford Algebra and Classical Geometries

Readership: Graduate students in discrete and computational geometry, and computer mathematics; mathematicians and computer scientists.

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