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An Introduction to Clifford Algebras and Spinors
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An Introduction to Clifford Algebras and Spinors

Jayme Vaz, Jr. and Roldão da Rocha, Jr.

Abstract

This book is unique in the literature on spinors and Clifford algebras in that it is accessible to both students and researchers while maintaining a formal approach to these subjects. Besides thoroughly introducing several aspects of Clifford algebras, it provides the geometrical aspects underlying the Clifford algebras, as well as their applications, particularly in physics. Previous books on spinors and Clifford algebras have either required the reader to have some prior expertise in these subjects, and thus were difficult to access, or did not provide a deep approach. In contrast, although ... More

Keywords: Clifford algebra, spinor, pure spinor, classical group, twistor, Grassmann algebra, periodicity theorem, field theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782926.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jayme Vaz, Jr., author
Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Campinas, Brazil

Roldão da Rocha, Jr., author
Associate Professor, ABC Federal University, Brazil