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Clifford Numbers and Spinors : Fundamental Theories of Physics - Marcel Riesz

Clifford Numbers and Spinors

Fundamental Theories of Physics

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Marcellliesz's lectures delivered on October 1957 -January 1958 at the Uni­ versity of Maryland, College Park, have been previously published only infor­ mally as a manuscript entitled CLIFFORD NUMBERS AND SPINORS (Chap­ ters I - IV). As the title says, the lecture notes consist of four Chapters I, II, III and IV. However, in the preface of the lecture notes lliesz refers to Chapters V and VI which he could not finish. Chapter VI is mentioned on pages 1, 3, 16, 38 and 156, which makes it plausible that lliesz was well aware of what he was going to include in the final missing chapters. The present book makes lliesz's classic lecture notes generally available to a wider audience and tries somewhat to fill in one of the last missing chapters. This book also tries to evaluate lliesz's influence on the present research on Clifford algebras and draws special attention to lliesz's contributions in this field - often misunderstood.

Preface
Prefacep. 1
Clifford Numbersp. 5
Rotations and Reflectionsp. 71
Canonical Representations of Isometricsp. 84
Representation of Isometrics by Infinitesimal Transformations and Clifford Bivectorsp. 128
Bibliographyp. 188
Indexp. 190
Errata to Clifford Numbers and Spinorsp. 195
Marcel Riesz's Lecture Notes on Clifford Algebra dictated to E. Folke Bolinder, April 1959p. 197
Marcel Riesz's Work on Clifford Algebrasp. 215
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ISBN: 9780792322993
ISBN-10: 0792322991
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 31st July 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.2