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Clifford Numbers and Spinors

  • Authors
  • Marcel Riesz
  • E. Folke Bolinder
  • Pertti Lounesto

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. E. Folke Bolinder
    Pages 215-241
  3. P. Lounesto
    Pages 246-247
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-245

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Spinor algebra clifford algebra history of mathematics mathematics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Folke Bolinder
    • 1
  • Pertti Lounesto
    • 2
  1. 1.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Helsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1047-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4279-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1047-3
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