John Snygg's A New Approach to Differential Geometry using Clifford's PDF

By John Snygg

ISBN-10: 0817682821

ISBN-13: 9780817682828

ISBN-10: 081768283X

ISBN-13: 9780817682835

Differential geometry is the learn of the curvature and calculus of curves and surfaces. A New method of Differential Geometry utilizing Clifford's Geometric Algebra simplifies the dialogue to an available point of differential geometry through introducing Clifford algebra. This presentation is correct simply because Clifford algebra is an efficient device for facing the rotations intrinsic to the learn of curved space.

Complete with chapter-by-chapter routines, an summary of normal relativity, and short biographies of old figures, this complete textbook provides a beneficial creation to differential geometry. it's going to function an invaluable source for upper-level undergraduates, beginning-level graduate scholars, and researchers within the algebra and physics communities.

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