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Author Lounesto, Pertti.

Title Clifford algebras and spinors / Pertti Lounesto.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  512.57 LOUN    DUE 26-10-19
Physical description ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 239.
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 239.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-303) and index.
Contents 1. Vectors and linear spaces -- 2. Complex numbers -- 3. Bivectors and the exterior algebra -- 4. Pauli spin matrices and spinors -- 5. Quaternions -- 6. The fourth dimension -- 7. The cross product -- 8. Electromagnetism -- 9. Lorentz transformations -- 10. The Dirac equation -- 11. Fierz identities and boomerangs -- 12. Flags, poles and dipoles -- 13. Tilt to the opposite metric -- 14. Definitions of the Clifford algebra -- 15. Witt rings and Brauer groups -- 16. Matrix representations and periodicity of 8 -- 17. Spin groups and spinor spaces -- 18. Scalar products of spinors and the chessboard -- 19. Mobius transformations and Vahlen matrices -- 20. Hypercomplex analysis -- 21. Binary index sets and Walsh functions -- 22. Chevalley's construction and characteristic 2.
Subject Clifford algebras.
Spinor analysis.
ISBN 0521599164 (paperback)