Multivectors and Clifford Algebra in Electrodynamics

Multivectors and Clifford Algebra in Electrodynamics

by Bernard Jancewicz
     
 

ISBN-10: 9971502909

ISBN-13: 9789971502904

Pub. Date: 04/01/1989

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

Clifford algebras are assuming now an increasing role in theoretical physics. Some of them predominantly larger ones are used in elementary particle theory, especially for a unification of the fundamental interactions. The smaller ones are promoted in more classical domains. This book is intended to demonstrate usefulness of Clifford algebras in classical

Overview

Clifford algebras are assuming now an increasing role in theoretical physics. Some of them predominantly larger ones are used in elementary particle theory, especially for a unification of the fundamental interactions. The smaller ones are promoted in more classical domains. This book is intended to demonstrate usefulness of Clifford algebras in classical electrodynamics. Written with a pedagogical aim, it begins with an introductory chapter devoted to multivectors and Clifford algebra for the three-dimensional space. In a later chapter modifications are presented necessary for higher dimension and for the pseudoeuclidean metric of the Minkowski space.Among other advantages one is worth mentioning: Due to a bivectorial description of the magnetic field a notion of force surfaces naturally emerges, which reveals an intimate link between the magnetic field and the electric currents as its sources. Because of the elementary level of presentation, this book can be treated as an introductory course to electromagnetic theory. Numerous illustrations are helpful in visualizing the exposition. Furthermore, each chapter ends with a list of problems which amplify or further illustrate the fundamental arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789971502904
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1989
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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