Clifford Algebra as a Useful Language for Geometry and Physics

  • Matej Pavšič
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 543)


Clifford numbers can be used to represent vectors, multivectors and, in general, polivectors. They form a very useful tool for geometry [Hestenes et al. (1984)]. The well known equations of physics can be cast into elegant compact forms by using the geometric calculus based on Clifford Algebra.


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  2. Pezzaglia, W. M. (1997): Physical Applications of a Generalized Clifford Calculus. Preprint gr-qc/9710027Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matej Pavšič
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  1. 1.Jožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

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