Clifford Algebras and Dirac Operators in Harmonic Analysis by J. Gilbert, M. Murray

By J. Gilbert, M. Murray

The purpose of this e-book is to unite the doubtless disparate subject matters of Clifford algebras, research on manifolds, and harmonic research. The authors convey how algebra, geometry, and differential equations play a extra basic position in Euclidean Fourier research. They then hyperlink their presentation of the Euclidean conception obviously to the illustration idea of semi-simple Lie teams.

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All physical quantities reside in space and change with time. " Thus, static, or time-independent, quantities are so only as approximations to the true physical quantity which is dynamic. Take the temperature of the surface of the Earth. As we move about on the globe, we notice the variation of this quantity with location-poles as opposed to the equator-and with time-winter versus summer. A specification of temperature requires that of location and time. We thus speak of local and instantaneous temperature.

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