NEW FOUNDATIONS FOR GEOMETRIC ALGEBRA

  • New foundations for geometric algebra are proposed based upon the existing isomorphisms between geometric and matrix algebras. Each geometric algebra always has a faithful real matrix representation with a periodicity of 8. On the other hand, each matrix algebra is always embedded in a geometric algebra of a convenient dimension. The geometric product is also isomorphic to the matrix product, andNew foundations for geometric algebra are proposed based upon the existing isomorphisms between geometric and matrix algebras. Each geometric algebra always has a faithful real matrix representation with a periodicity of 8. On the other hand, each matrix algebra is always embedded in a geometric algebra of a convenient dimension. The geometric product is also isomorphic to the matrix product, and many vector transformations such as rotations, axial symmetries and Lorentz transformations can be written in a form isomorphic to a similarity transformation of matrices. We collect the idea that Dirac applied to develop the relativistic electron equation when he took a basis of matrices for the geometric algebra instead of a basis of geometric vectors. Of course, this way of understanding the geometric algebra requires new definitions: the geometric vector space is defined as the algebraic subspace that generates the rest of the matrix algebra by addition and multiplication; isometries are simply defined as the similarity transformations of matrices as shown above, and finally the norm of any element of the geometric algebra is defined as the nth root of the determinant of its representative matrix of order n×n. The main idea of this proposal is an arithmetic point of view consisting of reversing the roles of matrix and geometric algebras in the sense that geometric algebra is a way of accessing, working and understanding the most fundamental conception of matrix algebra as the algebra of transformations of multilinear quantities.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Author: Ramon Gonzalez Calvet
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.2764Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20170314-27644Cite-Link
URL:http://euklid.bauing.uni-weimar.de/ikm2012
ISSN:1611-4086
Parent Title (English):Digital Proceedings, International Conference on the Applications of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering : July 04 - 06 2012, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Editor: Klaus GürlebeckGND, Tom LahmerORCiDGND, Frank WernerORCiDGND
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/03
Date of first Publication:2012/07/04
Release Date:2017/03/14
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Creating Corporation:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / In Zusammenarbeit mit der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Pagenumber:12
GND Keyword:Angewandte Informatik; Angewandte Mathematik; Computerunterstütztes Verfahren
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 000 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
BKL-Classification:31 Mathematik / 31.80 Angewandte Mathematik
56 Bauwesen / 56.03 Methoden im Bauingenieurwesen
Collections:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Internationales Kolloquium über Anwendungen der Informatik und Mathematik in Architektur und Bauwesen, IKM, Weimar / Internationales Kolloquium über Anwendungen der Informatik und Mathematik in Architektur und Bauwesen, IKM, Weimar, 19. 2012
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell (CC BY-NC 4.0)