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Clifford Algebra to Geometric Calculus


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1 / Geometric Algebra.- 1-1. Axioms, Definitions and Identities.- 1-2. Vector Spaces, Pseudoscalars and Projections.- 1-3. Frames and Matrices.- 1-4. Alternating Forms and Determinants.- 1-5. Geometric Algebras of PseudoEuclidean Spaces.- 2 / Differentiation.- 2-1. Differentiation by Vectors.- 2-2. Multivector Derivative, Differential and Adjoints.- 2-3. Factorization and Simplicial Derivatives.- 3 / Linear and Multilinear Functions.- 3-1. Linear Transformations and Outermorphisms.- 3-2. Characteristic Multivectors and the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem.- 3-3. Eigenblades and Invariant Spaces.- 3-4. Symmetric and Skew-symmetric Transformations.- 3-5. Normal and Orthogonal Transformations.- 3-6. Canonical Forms for General Linear Transformations.- 3-7. Metric Tensors and Isometries.- 3-8. Isometries and Spinors of PseudoEuclidean Spaces.- 3-9. Linear Multivector Functions.- 3-10. Tensors.- 4 / Calculus on Vector Manifolds.- 4-1. Vector Manifolds.- 4-2. Projection, Shape and Curl.- 4-3. Intrinsic Derivatives and Lie Brackets.- 4-4. Curl and Pseudoscalar.- 4-5. Transformations of Vector Manifolds.- 4-6. Computation of Induced Transformations.- 4-7. Complex Numbers and Conformal Transformations.- 5 / Differential Geometry of Vector Manifolds.- 5-1. Curl and Curvature.- 5-2. Hypersurfaces in Euclidean Space.- 5-3. Related Geometries.- 5-4. Parallelism and Projectively Related Geometries.- 5-5. Conformally Related Geometries.- 5-6. Induced Geometries.- 6 / The Method of Mobiles.- 6-1. Frames and Coordinates.- 6-2. Mobiles and Curvature 230.- 6-3. Curves and Comoving Frames.- 6-4. The Calculus of Differential Forms.- 7 / Directed Integration Theory.- 7-1. Directed Integrals.- 7-2. Derivatives from Integrals.- 7-3. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.- 7-4. Antiderivatives, Analytic Functions and Complex Variables.- 7-5. Changing Integration Variables.- 7-6. Inverse and Implicit Functions.- 7-7. Winding Numbers.- 7-8. The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.- 8 / Lie Groups and Lie Algebras.- 8-1. General Theory.- 8-2. Computation.- 8-3. Classification.- References.

About the Author

David Hesteness is awarded the Oersted Medal for 2002.
The Oersted Award recognizes notable contributions to the teaching of physics. It is the most prestigious award conferred by the American Association of Physics Teachers.


`... future authors will owe a great debt to Professors Hestenes and Sobczyk for this pioneering work.' Foundations of Physics, 16, 1986
`I repeat that GC enriches and simplifies everything it touches, not just on an advanced level but also, and perhaps even more so, on an elementary level. I am convinced that GC should be taught to undergraduate in place of the traditional approaches to vector algebra and analysis.' James S. Marsh in American Journal of Physics
`If the physics community seizes the opportunity represented by this book, and I hope it does, this book will become the handbook and the bible of GC.' American Journal of Physics, 53:5 (1985)

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