Geometric Algebra for Physicists

Geometric Algebra for Physicists

by Chris Doran (Author), Anthony Lasenby (Author)

Synopsis

Geometric algebra is a powerful mathematical language with applications across a range of subjects in physics and engineering. This book is a complete guide to the current state of the subject with early chapters providing a self-contained introduction to geometric algebra. Topics covered include new techniques for handling rotations in arbitrary dimensions, and the links between rotations, bivectors and the structure of the Lie groups. Following chapters extend the concept of a complex analytic function theory to arbitrary dimensions, with applications in quantum theory and electromagnetism. Later chapters cover advanced topics such as non-Euclidean geometry, quantum entanglement, and gauge theories. Applications such as black holes and cosmic strings are also explored. It can be used as a graduate text for courses on the physical applications of geometric algebra and is also suitable for researchers working in the fields of relativity and quantum theory.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
Edition: 1st Pbk. Ed. with Corr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 22 Nov 2007

ISBN 10: 0521715954
ISBN 13: 9780521715959