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Author Lounesto, Pertti.

Title Clifford algebras and spinors / Pertti Lounesto
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 338 pages)
Series London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 286
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 286
Contents Vectors and linear spaces -- Complex numbers -- Bivectors and the exterior algebras -- Pauli spin matrices and spinors -- Quaternions -- Fourth dimension -- Cross product -- Elecromagnetism -- Lorentz transformations -- Dirac equation -- Fierz identities and boomerangs -- Flags, poles and dipoles -- Tilt to the opposite metric -- Definitions of the clifford algebra -- Witt rings and brauer groups -- Matrix representations and periodicity of 8 -- Spin groups and spinor spaces -- Scalar products of spinors and the chessboard -- Möbius transformations and vahlen matrices -- Hypercomplex analysis -- Binary index sets and walsh functions -- Chevalley's construction and characteristic 2 -- Octonions and triality
Summary This is the second edition of Professor Lounesto's unique introduction to Clifford algebras and spinors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-334) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clifford algebras.
Spinor analysis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511526024
1107360730 (electronic bk.)
9781107360730 (electronic bk.)