Lundholm, Svensson: Clifford algebra, geometric algebra, applications

Clifford algebra, geometric algebra, and applications

by Douglas Lundholm, Lars Svensson
(Submitted on 30 Jul 2009)

These are lecture notes for a course on the theory of Clifford algebras, with special emphasis on their wide range of applications in mathematics and physics. Clifford algebra is introduced both through a conventional tensor algebra construction (then called geometric algebra) with geometric applications in mind, as well as in an algebraically more general form which is well suited for combinatorics, and for defining and understanding the numerous products and operations of the algebra. The various applications presented include vector space and projective geometry, orthogonal maps and spinors, normed division algebras, as well as simplicial complexes and graph theory.


Source: (01 August 2009)


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