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Exterior Algebras: Elementary Tribute to Grassmann's Ideas provides the theoretical basis for exterior computations. It first addresses the important question of constructing (pseudo)-Euclidian Grassmmann's algebras. Then, it shows how the latter can be used to treat a few basic, though significant, questions of linear algebra, such as co-linearity, determinant calculus, linear systems analyzing, volumes computations, invariant endomorphism considerations, skew-symmetric operator studies and decompositions, and Hodge conjugation, amongst others.
- Presents a self-contained guide that does not require any specific algebraic background
- Includes numerous examples and direct applications that are suited for beginners
Undergraduate students, both in theoretical or applied science. They may belong to the field of Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics as well. However the monograph can also hit confirmed researchers who want to get familiar with algebraic techniques they are not used to computing with. Finally, in France, such a topic can also interest people preparing for secondary teaching positions and students preparing for Engineering Schools
1. Reminders on Linear Algebra
2. Construction of Exterior Algebras
3. Exterior Product Symbol
4. Bases of Exterior Algebras
6. Pseudo-dot Products
7. Pseudo-Euclidean Algebras
8. Divisibility and Decomposability
9. H-conjugation and Regressive Product
10. Endomorphisms of Exterior Algebras
11. Λ2E Algebra
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- © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2017
- 23rd May 2017
- ISTE Press - Elsevier
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Vincent Pavan is a lecturer and researcher in the Polytech department at Aix-Marseille University in France. His research focuses on kinetic theory and the Boltzmann equation.
Vincent Pavan, Aix-Marseille University, France
"This book covers a lot of ground and will be welcomed by specialists. Although the author describes this book as an ‘elementary’ tribute to Grassmann’s ideas, it is not an easy book to read. On the other hand, the proofs are complete and the discussions are comprehensive." --Zentralblatt MATH 1377
"It is marvelous that Pavan has undertaken to present such a thorough treatment of Grassmann’s work, both because of its intrinsic elegance and because of its utility across mathematics, especially in differential geometry. It is a solid work of scholarship as well as pedagogy." --MAA Reviews