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Clifford Algebra

Part of the Geometry and Computing book series (GC, volume 1)

Clifford algebra (also known as geometric algebra) is named after the English mathematician William Kingdon Clifford (1845–1879), who made significant contributions to algebra and geometry1 in a brilliant but tragically brief career (he died of tuberculosis, possibly exacerbated by his rigorous work schedule). Clifford algebra provides a systematic framework for generalizing the known algebras of complex numbers and quaternions to any number of dimensions. For a more comprehensive discussion of its methods and diverse applications in science and engineering, see [30, 133, 134, 238, 310].

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Polar Vector Clifford Algebra Axial Vector Geometric Algebra Zero Divisor 
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