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An Introduction to Clifford Algebras and Spinors, Paperback / softback Book


An in depth exploration of how Clifford algebras and spinors have been sparking collaboration and bridging the gap between Physics and Mathematics.

This collaboration has been the consequence of a growing awareness of the importance of algebraic and geometric properties in many physical phenomena, and of the discovery of common ground through various touch points: relating Clifford algebras and the arising geometry to so-called spinors, and to their three definitions(both from the mathematical and physical viewpoint).

The main points of contact are the representations of Clifford algebras and the periodicity theorems.

Clifford algebras also constitute a highly intuitive formalism, having an intimate relationship to quantum field theory.

The text strives toseamlessly combine these various viewpoints and is devoted to a wider audience of both physicists and mathematicians.

Among the existing approaches to Clifford algebras and spinors this book is unique in that it provides a didactical presentation of the topic and is accessible to both students and researchers.

It emphasizes the formal character and the deep algebraic and geometric completeness, and merges them with the physical applications.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Algebra
  • ISBN: 9780198836285



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