Idempotents of Clifford Algebras
Ablamowicz, R.; Fauser, B.; Podlaski, K.; Rembielinski, J.
2003-01-01
A classification of idempotents in Clifford algebras C(p,q) is presented. It is shown that using isomorphisms between Clifford algebras C(p,q) and appropriate matrix rings, it is possible to classify idempotents in any Clifford algebra into continuous families. These families include primitive idempotents used to generate minimal one sided ideals in Clifford algebras. Some low dimensional examples are discussed.
Khovanova, Tanya
2008-01-01
I show how to associate a Clifford algebra to a graph. I describe the structure of these Clifford graph algebras and provide many examples and pictures. I describe which graphs correspond to isomorphic Clifford algebras and also discuss other related sets of graphs. This construction can be used to build models of representations of simply-laced compact Lie groups.
Clifford Algebra with Mathematica
Aragon-Camarasa, G.; Aragon-Gonzalez, G; Aragon, J. L.; Rodriguez-Andrade, M. A.
2008-01-01
The Clifford algebra of a n-dimensional Euclidean vector space provides a general language comprising vectors, complex numbers, quaternions, Grassman algebra, Pauli and Dirac matrices. In this work, a package for Clifford algebra calculations for the computer algebra program Mathematica is introduced through a presentation of the main ideas of Clifford algebras and illustrative examples. This package can be a useful computational tool since allows the manipulation of all these mathematical ob...
Unitary spaces on Clifford algebras
Marchuk, N. G.; Shirokov, D. S.
2007-01-01
For the complex Clifford algebra Cl(p,q) of dimension n=p+q we define a Hermitian scalar product. This scalar product depends on the signature (p,q) of Clifford algebra. So, we arrive at unitary spaces on Clifford algebras. With the aid of Hermitian idempotents we suggest a new construction of, so called, normal matrix representations of Clifford algebra elements. These representations take into account the structure of unitary space on Clifford algebra.
Fernández, V. V.; Moya, A. M.; Rodrigues Jr., W. A.
2002-01-01
In this paper we introduce the concept of metric Clifford algebra $\\mathcal{C\\ell}(V,g)$ for a $n$-dimensional real vector space $V$ endowed with a metric extensor $g$ whose signature is $(p,q)$, with $p+q=n$. The metric Clifford product on $\\mathcal{C\\ell}(V,g)$ appears as a well-defined \\emph{deformation}(induced by $g$) of an euclidean Clifford product on $\\mathcal{C\\ell}(V)$. Associated with the metric extensor $g,$ there is a gauge metric extensor $h$ which codifies all the geometric inf...
'Twisted duality' for Clifford Algebras
Robinson, P. L.
2014-01-01
Viewing the complex Clifford algebra $C(V)$ of a real inner product space $V$ as a superalgebra, we offer several proofs of the fact that if $W$ is a subspace of the complexification of $V$ then the supercommutant of the Clifford algebra $C(W)$ is precisely the Clifford algebra $C(W^{\\perp})$.
Clifford algebra as quantum language
Baugh, James; Finkelstein, David Ritz; Galiautdinov, Andrei; Saller, Heinrich
2000-01-01
We suggest Clifford algebra as a useful simplifying language for present quantum dynamics. Clifford algebras arise from representations of the permutation groups as they arise from representations of the rotation groups. Aggregates using such representations for their permutations obey Clifford statistics. The vectors supporting the Clifford algebras of permutations and rotations are plexors and spinors respectively. Physical spinors may actually be plexors describing quantum ensembles, not s...
Transgression and Clifford algebras
Rohr, Rudolf Philippe
2007-01-01
Let $W$ be a differential (not necessarily commutative) algebra which carries a free action of a polynomial algebra $SP$ with homogeneous generators $p_1, >..., p_r$. We show that for $W$ acyclic, the cohomology of the quotient $H(W/)$ is isomorphic to a Clifford algebra $\\text{Cl}(P,B)$, where the (possibly degenerate) bilinear form $B$ depends on $W$. This observation is an analogue of an old result of Borel in a non-commutative context. As an application, we study the case of $W$ given by ...
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Expository notes on Clifford algebras and spinors with a detailed discussion of Majorana, Weyl, and Dirac spinors. The paper is meant as a review of background material, needed, in particular, in now fashionable theoretical speculations on neutrino masses. It has a more mathematical flavour than the over twenty-six-year-old Introduction to Majorana masses [M84] and includes historical notes and biographical data on past participants in the story. (author)
Clifford algebra, geometric algebra, and applications
Lundholm, Douglas; Svensson, Lars
2009-01-01
These are lecture notes for a course on the theory of Clifford algebras, with special emphasis on their wide range of applications in mathematics and physics. Clifford algebra is introduced both through a conventional tensor algebra construction (then called geometric algebra) with geometric applications in mind, as well as in an algebraically more general form which is well suited for combinatorics, and for defining and understanding the numerous products and operations of the algebra. The v...
Heckenberger, I.; Schueler, A.
2000-01-01
We study the q-Clifford algebras Cl_q(N,c), called FRT-Clifford algebras, introduced by Faddeev, Reshetikhin and Takhtajan. It is shown that Cl_q(N,c) acts on the q-exterior algebra \\Lambda(O_q^N). Moreover, explicit formulas for the embedding of U_q(so_N) into Cl_q(N,c) and its relation to the vector and spin representations of U_q(so_N) are given and proved. Key Words: q-Clifford algebra, Drinfeld-Jimbo algebra, spin representation
Timorin, Vladlen
2002-01-01
Consider a smooth map from a neighborhood of the origin in a real vector space to a neighborhood of the origin in a Euclidean space. Suppose that this map takes all germs of lines passing through the origin to germs of Euclidean circles, or lines, or a point. We prove that under some simple additional assumptions this map takes all lines passing though the origin to the same circles as a Hopf map coming from a representation of a Clifford algebra does. We also describe a connection between ou...
Clifford (Geometric) Algebra Wavelet Transform
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
While the Clifford (geometric) algebra Fourier Transform (CFT) is global, we introduce here the local Clifford (geometric) algebra (GA) wavelet concept. We show how for $n=2,3 (\\mod 4)$ continuous $Cl_n$-valued admissible wavelets can be constructed using the similitude group $SIM(n)$. We strictly aim for real geometric interpretation, and replace the imaginary unit $i \\in \\C$ therefore with a GA blade squaring to $-1$. Consequences due to non-commutativity arise. We express the admissibility...
Clifford Algebras and magnetic monopoles
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It is known that the introduction of magnetic monopolies in electromagnetism does still present formal problems from the point of view of classical field theory. The author attempts to overcome at least some of them by making recourse to the Clifford Algebra formalism. In fact, while the events of a two-dimensional Minkowski space-time M(1,1) are sufficiently well represented by ordinary Complex Numbers, when dealing with the events of the four-dimensional Minkowski space M(1,3)identical to M/sub 4/ one has of course to look for hypercomplex numbers or, more generally, for the elements of a Clifford Algebra. The author uses the Clifford Algebras in terms of ''multivectors'', and in particular by Hestenes' language, which suits space-time quite well. He recalls that the Clifford product chiγ is the sum of the internal product chi . γ and of the wedge product chiΛγ
Linear operators in Clifford algebras
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We consider the real vector space structure of the algebra of linear endomorphisms of a finite-dimensional real Clifford algebra (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). A basis of that space is constructed in terms of the operators MeI,eJ defined by x→eI.x.eJ, where the eI are the generators of the Clifford algebra and I is a multi-index (3, 7). In particular, it is shown that the family (MeI,eJ) is exactly a basis in the even case. (orig.)
Clifford algebraic symmetries in physics
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This paper reviews the following appearances of Clifford algebras in theoretical physics: statistical mechanics; general relativity; quantum electrodynamics; internal symmetries; the vee product; classical electrodynamics; charged-particle motion; and the Lorentz group. It is concluded that the power of the Clifford-algebraic description resides in its ability to perform representation-free calculations which are generalizations of the traditional vector algebra and that this considerable computational asset, in combination with the intrinsic symmetry, provides a practical framework for much of theoretical physics. 5 references
Method of averaging in Clifford algebras
Shirokov, D. S.
2014-01-01
In this paper we consider different operators acting on Clifford algebras. We consider Reynolds operator of Salingaros' vee group. This operator average" an action of Salingaros' vee group on Clifford algebra. We consider conjugate action on Clifford algebra. We present a relation between these operators and projection operators onto fixed subspaces of Clifford algebras. Using method of averaging we present solutions of system of commutator equations.
Introduction to Clifford's Geometric Algebra
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
Geometric algebra was initiated by W.K. Clifford over 130 years ago. It unifies all branches of physics, and has found rich applications in robotics, signal processing, ray tracing, virtual reality, computer vision, vector field processing, tracking, geographic information systems and neural computing. This tutorial explains the basics of geometric algebra, with concrete examples of the plane, of 3D space, of spacetime, and the popular conformal model. Geometric algebras are ideal to represen...
Symbolic Computations in Higher Dimensional Clifford Algebras
Ablamowicz, Rafal; Fauser, Bertfried
2012-01-01
We present different methods for symbolic computer algebra computations in higher dimensional (\\ge9) Clifford algebras using the \\Clifford\\ and \\Bigebra\\ packages for \\Maple(R). This is achieved using graded tensor decompositions, periodicity theorems and matrix spinor representations over Clifford numbers. We show how to code the graded algebra isomorphisms and the main involutions, and we provide some benchmarks.
A theory of neural computation with Clifford algebras
Buchholz, Sven
2005-01-01
The present thesis introduces Clifford Algebra as a framework for neural computation. Neural computation with Clifford algebras is model-based. This principle is established by constructing Clifford algebras from quadratic spaces. Then the subspace grading inherent to any Clifford algebra is introduced. The above features of Clifford algebras are then taken as motivation for introducing the Basic Clifford Neuron (BCN). As a second type of Clifford neuron the Spinor Clifford Neuron is presente...
Complex structure of a real Clifford algebra
Hanson, Jason
2011-01-01
The classification of real Clifford algebras in terms of matrix algebras is well--known. Here we consider the real Clifford algebra ${\\mathcal Cl}(r,s)$ not as a matrix algebra, but as a Clifford module over itself. We show that ${\\mathcal Cl}(r,s)$ possesses a basis independent complex structure only when the square of the volume element $\\omega$ is -1, in which case it is uniquely given up to sign by right multiplication with $\\omega$.
Diffeological Clifford algebras and pseudo-bundles of Clifford modules
Pervova, Ekaterina
2015-01-01
We consider the diffeological version of the Clifford algebra of a (diffeological) finite-dimensional vector space; we start by commenting on the notion of a diffeological algebra (which is the expected analogue of the usual one) and that of a diffeological module (also an expected counterpart of the usual notion). After considering the natural diffeology of the Clifford algebra, and its expected properties, we turn to our main interest, which is constructing pseudo-bundles of diffeological C...
Braided Clifford algebras as braided quantum groups
Durdevic, M
1995-01-01
The paper deals with braided Clifford algebras, understood as Chevalley-Kahler deformations of braided exterior algebras. It is shown that Clifford algebras based on involutive braids can be naturally endowed with a braided quantum group structure. Basic group entities are constructed explicitly.
Representations of Clifford Algebras and its Applications
Okubo, Susumu
1994-01-01
A real representation theory of real Clifford algebra has been studied in further detail, especially in connection with Fierz identities. As its application, we have constructed real octonion algebras as well as related octonionic triple system in terms of 8-component spinors associated with the Clifford algebras $C(0,7)$ and $C(4,3)$.
On Computational Complexity of Clifford Algebra
Budinich, Marco
2009-01-01
After a brief discussion of the computational complexity of Clifford algebras, we present a new basis for even Clifford algebra Cl(2m) that simplifies greatly the actual calculations and, without resorting to the conventional matrix isomorphism formulation, obtains the same complexity. In the last part we apply these results to the Clifford algebra formulation of the NP-complete problem of the maximum clique of a graph introduced in a previous paper.
An introduction to Clifford algebras and spinors
Vaz, Jayme
2016-01-01
This text explores how Clifford algebras and spinors have been sparking a collaboration and bridging a gap between Physics and Mathematics. This collaboration has been the consequence of a growing awareness of the importance of algebraic and geometric properties in many physical phenomena, and of the discovery of common ground through various touch points: relating Clifford algebras and the arising geometry to so-called spinors, and to their three definitions (both from the mathematical and physical viewpoint). The main point of contact are the representations of Clifford algebras and the periodicity theorems. Clifford algebras also constitute a highly intuitive formalism, having an intimate relationship to quantum field theory. The text strives to seamlessly combine these various viewpoints and is devoted to a wider audience of both physicists and mathematicians. Among the existing approaches to Clifford algebras and spinors this book is unique in that it provides a didactical presentation of the topic and ...
Octonionic representations of Clifford Algebras and triality
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The theory of representations of Clifford algebras is extended to employ the division algebra of the octonions or Cayley numbers. In particular, questions that arise from the nonassociativity and noncommutativity of this division algebra are answered. Octonionic representations for Clifford algebras lead to a notion of octonionic spinors and are used to give octoninic representations of the respective orthogonal groups. Finally, the triality automorphisms are shown to exhibit a manifest Σ3x SO(8) structure in this framework
Cayley-Dickson and Clifford Algebras as Twisted Group Algebras
Bales, John W.
2011-01-01
The effect of some properties of twisted groups on the associated algebras, particularly Cayley-Dickson and Clifford algebras. It is conjectured that the Hilbert space of square-summable sequences is a Cayley-Dickson algebra.
The Hyperbolic Clifford Algebra of Multivecfors
Rodrigues Jr., W. A.; de Souza, Q. A. G.
2007-01-01
In this paper we give a thoughtful exposition of the hyperbolic Clifford algebra of multivecfors which is naturally associated with a hyperbolic space, whose elements are called vecfors. Geometrical interpretation of vecfors and multivecfors are given. Poincare automorphism (Hodge dual operator) is introduced and several useful formulas derived. The role of a particular ideal in the hyperbolic Clifford algebra whose elements are representatives of spinors and resume the algebraic properties o...
Algebraic spinors on Clifford manifolds
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A Clifford manifold of n dimensions is defined by the fundamental relation {eμ(x), eν(x)}=2gμν(x)1 between the n frame field components {eμ(x)} and the metric matrix {gμν(x)}. At any point x, the tangent space, orthonormal frames and the spin group are defined in terms of the frame field. Different types of field are classified in terms of their properties under the general linear coordinate transformation group on the manifold, and under spin group transformations. Connections for different types of field are determined by their covariance properties under these two groups. The bivector spin connection is then uniquely determined by the 'uniformity assumption' for Clifford algebraic grades. A key result is established, that the frame field is necessarily covariantly constant on a Clifford manifold, with both vector and spin connections. 'Spin elements' are formed by contracting the frame field with Riemannian vector fields, and possess a 'two-sided' commutator covariant derivative. A set of Riemannian fields orthonormal with respect to the manifold defines an orthonormal set of spin elements in the tangent space, from which idempotents can be constructed. If S is an asymptotically flat (n-1)-dimensional submanifold on which a constant idempotent is defined in terms of a constant spin frame, parallel transport along geodesics from each point of S defines a unique position-dependent extension of the idempotent in a patch P of the manifold. In an earlier model which describes the electroweak interactions of leptons, with a simplification of the Glashow Lagrangian, the 'right-hand' part of the two-sided spin connection gives rise to new gravitational terms. The nature of these new terms is discussed. (author)
The Stabilized Poincare-Heisenberg algebra: a Clifford algebra viewpoint
Gresnigt, N. G.; Renaud, P. F.; Butler, P. H.
2006-01-01
The stabilized Poincare-Heisenberg algebra (SPHA) is the Lie algebra of quantum relativistic kinematics generated by fifteen generators. It is obtained from imposing stability conditions after attempting to combine the Lie algebras of quantum mechanics and relativity which by themselves are stable, however not when combined. In this paper we show how the sixteen dimensional Clifford algebra CL(1,3) can be used to generate the SPHA. The Clifford algebra path to the SPHA avoids the traditional ...
On computational complexity of Clifford algebra
Budinich, Marco
2009-05-01
After a brief discussion of the computational complexity of Clifford algebras, we present a new basis for even Clifford algebra Cl(2m) that simplifies greatly the actual calculations and, without resorting to the conventional matrix isomorphism formulation, obtains the same complexity. In the last part we apply these results to the Clifford algebra formulation of the NP-complete problem of the maximum clique of a graph introduced by Budinich and Budinich ["A spinorial formulation of the maximum clique problem of a graph," J. Math. Phys. 47, 043502 (2006)].
Clifford algebras and physical and engineering sciences
Furui, Sadataka
2013-10-01
Clifford algebra in physical and engineering science are studied. Roles of triality symmetry of Cartan's spinor in axial anomaly of particle physics and quaternion and octonion in the memristic circuits are discussed.
A diagrammatic categorification of a Clifford algebra
Tian, Yin
2013-01-01
We give a graphical calculus for a categorification of a Clifford algebra and its Fock space representation via differential graded categories. The categorical action is motivated by the gluing action between the contact categories of infinite strips.
The Clifford algebra of a finite morphism
Krashen, Daniel; Lieblich, Max
2015-01-01
We develop a general theory of Clifford algebras for finite morphisms of schemes and describe applications to the theory of Ulrich bundles and connections to period-index problems for curves of genus 1.
On Clifford representation of Hopf algebras and Fierz identities
Rodríguez-Romo, S
1996-01-01
We present a short review of the action and coaction of Hopf algebras on Clifford algebras as an introduction to physically meaningful examples. Some q-deformed Clifford algebras are studied from this context and conclusions are derived.
Classical particle with spin and Clifford algebra
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Equations of motion of classical particle with spin in electromagnetic field are derived in terms of the Clifford algebra of the Minkowsky space. The use of the Clifford algebra simplifies the derivation of these equations as well as their form and process of their solving. The equations also get an evident geometric interpretation. The perturbation theory for these equations is formulated which allows to analyze the motion and the polarization of particles in various electromagnetic fields
Inequalities for spinor norms in Clifford algebras
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In hypercomplex analysis one considers mappings from the euclidean space Rn to its Clifford algebra Rn, where an inequality |uv| ≤ Kn |u||v| holds for u, v in Rn. In this paper the smallest possible value of the constant Kn is determined. As a byproduct the authors present a more detailed description of the faithful matrix representations of Clifford algebras, which might also be useful for other purposes. (author). 8 refs
Certain Clifford-like algebra and quantum vertex algebras
Li, Haisheng; Tan, Shaobin; Wang, Qing
2015-01-01
In this paper, we study in the context of quantum vertex algebras a certain Clifford-like algebra introduced by Jing and Nie. We establish bases of PBW type and classify its $\\mathbb N$-graded irreducible modules by using a notion of Verma module. On the other hand, we introduce a new algebra, a twin of the original algebra. Using this new algebra we construct a quantum vertex algebra and we associate $\\mathbb N$-graded modules for Jing-Nie's Clifford-like algebra with $\\phi$-coordinated modu...
Quaternion types of Clifford algebra elements, basis-free approach
Shirokov, D S
2011-01-01
We consider Clifford algebras over the field of real or complex numbers as a quotient algebra without fixed basis. We present classification of Clifford algebra elements based on the notion of quaternion type. This classification allows us to reveal and prove a number of new properties of Clifford algebras. We rely on the operations of conjugation to introduce the notion of quaternion type. Also we find relations between the concepts of quaternion type and rank of Clifford algebra element.
Quregisters, symmetry groups and Clifford algebras
Cervantes, Dalia; Morales-Luna, Guillermo
2015-01-01
The Clifford algebra over the three-dimensional real linear space includes its linear structure and its exterior algebra, the subspaces spanned by multivectors of the same degree determine a gradation of the Clifford algebra. Through these geometric notions, natural one-to-one and two-to-one homomorphisms from $\\mbox{SO}(3)$ into $\\mbox{SU}(2)$ are built conventionally, and the set of qubits, is identified with a subgroup of $\\mbox{SU}(2)$. These constructions are suitable to be extended to c...
Algebra de clifford del espacio tiempo
Spinel G., Ma. Carolina
2012-01-01
En un artículo previo, presentamos la estructura y relaciones básicas del algebra de Clifford Gn generada por el producto geométrico de los vectores de un espacio vectorial Vn sobre el cuerpo de los reales en la versión moderna de Hestenes. Este artículo se dedica a los aspectos fundamentales algebra de Clifford del espacio-tiempo plano (A.E.T.) muestra algunos hechos interesantes relacionados con teoría de Dirac, que ponen de manifiesto la importancia sencillez de la aplicación de algebras d...
Adinkras for Clifford Algebras, and Worldline Supermultiplets
Doran, C F; Gates, S J; Hübsch, T; Iga, K M; Landweber, G D; Miller, R L
2008-01-01
Adinkras are a graphical depiction of representations of the N-extended supersymmetry algebra in one dimension, on the worldline. These diagrams represent the component fields in a supermultiplet as vertices, and the action of the supersymmetry generators as edges. In a previous work, we showed that the chromotopology (topology with colors) of an Adinkra must come from a doubly even binary linear code. Herein, we relate Adinkras to Clifford algebras, and use this to construct, for every such code, a supermultiplet corresponding to that code. In this way, we correlate the well-known classification of representations of Clifford algebras to the classification of Adinkra chromotopologies.
Random symmetric matrices on Clifford algebras
Bakry, Dominique; Zani, Marguerite
2013-01-01
We consider Brownian motions and other processes (Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes, spherical Brownian motions) on various sets of symmetric matrices constructed from algebra structures, and look at their associated spectral measure processes. This leads to the identification of the multiplicity of the eigenvalues, together with the identification of the spectral measures. For Clifford algebras, we thus recover Bott's periodicity.
Modulo 2 periodicity of complex Clifford algebras and electromagnetic field
Varlamov, Vadim V.
1997-01-01
Electromagnetic field is considered in the framework of Clifford algebra $\\C_2$ over a field of complex numbers. It is shown here that a modulo 2 periodicity of complex Clifford algebras may be connected with electromagnetic field.
Mathematics of CLIFFORD - A Maple package for Clifford and Grassmann algebras
Ablamowicz, Rafal; Fauser, Bertfried
2002-01-01
CLIFFORD performs various computations in Grassmann and Clifford algebras. It can compute with quaternions, octonions, and matrices with entries in Cl(B) - the Clifford algebra of a vector space V endowed with an arbitrary bilinear form B. Two user-selectable algorithms for Clifford product are implemented: 'cmulNUM' - based on Chevalley's recursive formula, and 'cmulRS' - based on non-recursive Rota-Stein sausage. Grassmann and Clifford bases can be used. Properties of reversion in undotted ...
Concepts of trace, determinant and inverse of Clifford algebra elements
Shirokov, Dmitry
2011-01-01
In our paper we consider the notion of determinant of Clifford algebra elements. We present some new formulas for determinant of Clifford algebra elements for the cases of dimension 4 and 5. Also we consider the notion of trace of Clifford algebra elements. We use the generalization of the Pauli's theorem for 2 sets of elements that satisfy the main anticommutation conditions of Clifford algebra.
A method of quaternion typification of Clifford algebra elements
Shirokov, Dmitry
2008-01-01
We present a new classification of Clifford algebra elements. Our classification is based on the notion of quaternion type. Using this classification we develop a method of analysis of commutators and anticommutators of Clifford algebra elements. This method allows us to find out and prove a number of new properties of Clifford algebra elements.
Sparse Representations of Clifford and Tensor algebras in Maxima
Prodanov, Dimiter; Toth, Viktor T.
2016-01-01
Clifford algebras have broad applications in science and engineering. The use of Clifford algebras can be further promoted in these fields by availability of computational tools that automate tedious routine calculations. We offer an extensive demonstration of the applications of Clifford algebras in electromagnetism using the geometric algebra G3 = Cl(3,0) as a computational model in the Maxima computer algebra system. We compare the geometric algebra-based approach with conventional symboli...
Stabilizer quantum codes over the Clifford algebra
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The key problem for constructing a stabilizer quantum code is how to create a set of generators for the stabilizer of the stabilizer quantum code, i.e. check matrix. In this paper, we suggest an approach based on the Clifford algebra to create the check matrix for the stabilizer quantum codes. In the proposed approach, the recursive relation of the matrix transform over the Clifford algebra is employed to generate the check matrix. With the proposed approach, a quantum code with any length can be constructed easily. Especially some new codes, which are impossible via previous approaches, are constructed
Unifying Clifford algebra formalism for relativistic fields
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It is shown that a Clifford algebra formalism provides a unifying description of spin-0, -1/2, and -1 fields. Since the operators and operands are both expressed in terms of the same Clifford algebra, the formalism obtains some results which are considerably different from those of the standard of formalisms for these fields. In particular, the conservation laws are obtained uniquely and unambiguously from the equations of motion in this formalism and do not suffer from the ambiguities and inconsistencies of the standard methods
Graded Skew Clifford Algebras that are Twists of Graded Clifford Algebras
Nafari, Manizheh; Vancliff, Michaela
2012-01-01
We prove that if $A$ is a regular graded skew Clifford algebra and is a twist of a regular graded Clifford algebra $B$ by an automorphism, then the subalgebra of $A$ generated by a certain normalizing sequence of homogeneous degree-two elements is a twist of a polynomial ring by an automorphism, and is a skew polynomial ring. We also present an example that demonstrates that this can fail when $A$ is not a twist of $B$.
Gravitoelectromagnetism in a complex Clifford algebra
Ulrych, S.
2006-01-01
A linear vector model of gravitation is introduced in the context of quantum physics as a generalization of electromagnetism. The gravitoelectromagnetic gauge symmetry corresponds to a hyperbolic unitary extension of the usual complex phase symmetry of electromagnetism. The reversed sign for the gravitational coupling is obtained by means of the pseudoscalar of the underlying complex Clifford algebra.
Gravitoelectromagnetism in a complex Clifford algebra
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A linear vector model of gravitation is introduced in the context of quantum physics as a generalization of electromagnetism. The gravitoelectromagnetic gauge symmetry corresponds to a hyperbolic unitary extension of the usual complex phase symmetry of electromagnetism. The reversed sign for the gravitational coupling is obtained by means of the pseudoscalar of the underlying complex Clifford algebra
Physical Holonomy, Thomas Precession, and Clifford Algebra
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After a general discussion of the physical significance of holonomy group transformations, a relation between the transports of Fermi-Walker and Levi-Civita in Special Relativity is pointed out. A well-known example -the Thomas-Wigner angle - is rederived in a completely frame-independent manner using Clifford algebra. 14 refs. (Author)
A Clifford Algebra Description of Polarization Optics
Yevick, David; Soliman, George
2014-03-01
The polarization changes induced by optical components are represented as Clifford algebra transformations. This yields a unified formalism for polarized and partially polarized light and for the frequency dependence of polarization in the presence of polarization mode dispersion and polarization dependent loss. Work supported by NSERC.
Angles between subspaces computed in Clifford Algebra
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
We first review the definition of the angle between subspaces and how it is computed using matrix algebra. Then we introduce the Grassmann and Clifford algebra description of subspaces. The geometric product of two subspaces yields the full relative angular information in an explicit manner. We explain and interpret the result of the geometric product of subspaces gaining thus full practical access to the relative orientation information.
Clifford Algebras in Symplectic Geometry and Quantum Mechanics
Binz, Ernst; de Gosson, Maurice A.; Hiley, Basil J.
2011-01-01
The necessary appearance of Clifford algebras in the quantum description of fermions has prompted us to re-examine the fundamental role played by the quaternion Clifford algebra, C(0,2). This algebra is essentially the geometric algebra describing the rotational properties of space. Hidden within this algebra are symplectic structures with Heisenberg algebras at their core. This algebra also enables us to define a Poisson algebra of all homogeneous quadratic polynomials on a two-dimensional s...
Inverse and Determinant in 0 to 5 Dimensional Clifford Algebra
Dadbeh, Peruzan
2011-01-01
This paper presents equations for the inverse of a Clifford number in Clifford algebras of up to five dimensions. In presenting these, there are also presented formulas for the determinant and adjugate of a general Clifford number of up to five dimensions, matching the determinant and adjugate of the matrix representations of the algebra. These equations are independent of the metric used.
Algebraic spinor spaces in the Clifford algebras of Minkowski spaces
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Algebraic spinor spaces in the Clifford algebras of two- and four-dimensional Minkowski spaces are considered. Their description in terms of primitive idempotens and their classification with respect to the action of the Lorentz group are given. (author). 6 refs
k-deformed Poincare algebras and quantum Clifford-Hopf algebras
da Rocha, Roldao; Bernardini, Alex E.; Vaz Jr, Jayme
2008-01-01
The Minkowski spacetime quantum Clifford algebra structure associated with the conformal group and the Clifford-Hopf alternative k-deformed quantum Poincare algebra is investigated in the Atiyah-Bott-Shapiro mod 8 theorem context. The resulting algebra is equivalent to the deformed anti-de Sitter algebra U_q(so(3,2)), when the associated Clifford-Hopf algebra is taken into account, together with the associated quantum Clifford algebra and a (not braided) deformation of the periodicity Atiyah-...
Clifford algebra in finite quantum field theories
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We consider the most general power counting renormalizable and gauge invariant Lagrangean density L invariant with respect to some non-Abelian, compact, and semisimple gauge group G. The particle content of this quantum field theory consists of gauge vector bosons, real scalar bosons, fermions, and ghost fields. We assume that the ultimate grand unified theory needs no cutoff. This yields so-called finiteness conditions, resulting from the demand for finite physical quantities calculated by the bare Lagrangean. In lower loop order, necessary conditions for finiteness are thus vanishing beta functions for dimensionless couplings. The complexity of the finiteness conditions for a general quantum field theory makes the discussion of non-supersymmetric theories rather cumbersome. Recently, the F = 1 class of finite quantum field theories has been proposed embracing all supersymmetric theories. A special type of F = 1 theories proposed turns out to have Yukawa couplings which are equivalent to generators of a Clifford algebra representation. These algebraic structures are remarkable all the more than in the context of a well-known conjecture which states that finiteness is maybe related to global symmetries (such as supersymmetry) of the Lagrangean density. We can prove that supersymmetric theories can never be of this Clifford-type. It turns out that these Clifford algebra representations found recently are a consequence of certain invariances of the finiteness conditions resulting from a vanishing of the renormalization group β-function for the Yukawa couplings. We are able to exclude almost all such Clifford-like theories. (author)
Explicit isomorphisms of real Clifford algebras
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N. Değırmencı
2006-06-01
Full Text Available It is well known that the Clifford algebra Clp,q associated to a nondegenerate quadratic form on Ã¢Â„ÂnÃ¢Â€Â‰(n=p+q is isomorphic to a matrix algebra K(m or direct sum K(mÃ¢ÂŠÂ•K(m of matrix algebras, where K=Ã¢Â„Â,Ã¢Â„Â‚,Ã¢Â„Â. On the other hand, there are no explicit expressions for these isomorphisms in literature. In this work, we give a method for the explicit construction of these isomorphisms.
A Clifford algebra associated to generalized Fibonacci quaternions
Flaut, Cristina
2014-01-01
In this paper we find a Clifford algebra associated to generalized Fibonacci quaternions. In this way, we provide a nice algorithm to obtain a division quaternion algebra starting from a quaternion non-division algebra and vice-versa.
Quantum Clifford algebras from spinor representations
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A general theory of quantum Clifford algebras is presented, based on a quantum generalization of the Cartan theory of spinors. We concentrate on the case when it is possible to apply the quantum-group formalism of bicovariant bimodules. The general theory is then singularized to the quantum SL(n,C) group case, to generate explicit forms for the whole class of braidings required. The corresponding spinor representations are introduced and investigated. Starting from our Clifford algebras we introduce the quantum-Euclidean underlying spaces compatible with different choices of *-structures from where the analogues of Dirac and Laplace operators are built. Using the formalism developed, quantum Spin(n) groups are defined. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics
Twin bent functions and Clifford algebras
Leopardi, Paul C.
2015-01-01
This paper examines a pair of bent functions on $\\mathbb{Z}_2^{2m}$ and their relationship to a necessary condition for the existence of an automorphism of an edge-coloured graph whose colours are defined by the properties of a canonical basis for the real representation of the Clifford algebra $\\mathbb{R}_{m,m}.$ Some other necessary conditions are also briefly examined.
N=2-extended supersymmetries and Clifford algebras
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By searching for the largest numbers of one-parameter Lie algebras for one-dimensional supersymmetric harmonic oscillators, we study the impact of fermionic variables associated with fundamental Clifford algebras such as cl2 and cl4. Amongst the sets of associated generators we point out the largest closed superstructures identified as invariance or spectrum generating superalgebras. The additional supersymmetries which do not close under the generalized Lie product lead to new constants of motion. Direct connections with other recent contributions are also singled out. (orig.)
Disproof of Bell's Theorem by Clifford Algebra Valued Local Variables
Christian, Joy
2007-01-01
It is shown that Bell's theorem fails for the Clifford algebra valued local realistic variables. This is made evident by exactly reproducing quantum mechanical expectation value for the EPR-Bohm type spin correlations observable by means of a local, deterministic, Clifford algebra valued variable, without necessitating either remote contextuality or backward causation. Since Clifford product of multivector variables is non-commutative in general, the spin correlations derived within our local...
Symplectic, orthogonal and linear Lie groups in Clifford algebra
Shirokov, D. S.
2014-01-01
In this paper we prove isomorphisms between 5 Lie groups (of arbitrary dimension and fixed signatures) in Clifford algebra and classical matrix Lie groups - symplectic, orthogonal and linear groups. Also we obtain isomorphisms of corresponding Lie algebras.
Clifford algebra and the projective model of Hyperbolic spaces
Sokolov, Andrey
2016-01-01
I apply the algebraic framework developed in [1] to study geometry of hyperbolic spaces in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions. The background material on projectivised Clifford algebras and their application to Cayley-Klein geometries is described in [2].
An investigation of symmetry operations with Clifford algebra
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After presenting Clifford algebra and quaternions, the symmetry operations with Clifford algebra and quaternions are defined. This symmetry operations are applied to a Platonic solid, which is called as dodecahedron. Also, the vertices of a dodecahedron presented in the Cartesian coordinates are calculated (Authors)
Clifford algebras and the classical dynamical Yang-Baxter equation
Alekseev, Anton; Meinrenken, E.
2003-01-01
We describe a relationship of the classical dynamical Yang-Baxter equation with the following elementary problem for Clifford algebras: Given a vector space $V$ with quadratic form $Q_V$, how is the exponential of an element in $\\wedge^2(V)$ under exterior algebra multiplication related to its exponential under Clifford multiplication?
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra
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In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra
Schertzer, Daniel; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia
2015-12-01
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality.
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra
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Schertzer, Daniel, E-mail: Daniel.Schertzer@enpc.fr; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia, E-mail: Ioulia.Tchiguirinskaia@enpc.fr [University Paris-Est, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Hydrology Meteorology and Complexity HM& Co, Marne-la-Vallée (France)
2015-12-15
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality.
Multifractal vector fields and stochastic Clifford algebra.
Schertzer, Daniel; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia
2015-12-01
In the mid 1980s, the development of multifractal concepts and techniques was an important breakthrough for complex system analysis and simulation, in particular, in turbulence and hydrology. Multifractals indeed aimed to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations or on simplified conceptual models. However, this development has been rather limited to deal with scalar fields, whereas most of the fields of interest are vector-valued or even manifold-valued. We show in this paper that the combination of stable Lévy processes with Clifford algebra is a good candidate to bridge up the present gap between theory and applications. We show that it indeed defines a convenient framework to generate multifractal vector fields, possibly multifractal manifold-valued fields, based on a few fundamental and complementary properties of Lévy processes and Clifford algebra. In particular, the vector structure of these algebra is much more tractable than the manifold structure of symmetry groups while the Lévy stability grants a given statistical universality. PMID:26723166
Clifford, Dirac, and Majorana algebras, and their representations
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We show that the Dirac algebra is an algebra in five dimensions. It has traditionally been confused with the two distinct algebras in four dimensions, which we have identified as the Majorana algebra and the Clifford algebra in Minkowski space-time. A careful discussion of the subtle inter-relationship between these three algebras is achieved by employing a basis of differential forms. In addition, we provide for the first time a 4 x 4 complex matrix representation of the Clifford algebra in Minkowski spacetime, and compare it to the matrix representations of the Dirac and Majorana algebras. A remark on Eddington's E-numbers is included
Representation of Crystallographic Subperiodic Groups in Clifford's Geometric Algebra
Hitzer, Eckhard; Ichikawa, Daisuke
2013-01-01
This paper explains how, following the representation of 3D crystallographic space groups in Clifford's geometric algebra, it is further possible to similarly represent the 162 so called subperiodic groups of crystallography in Clifford's geometric algebra. A new compact geometric algebra group representation symbol is constructed, which allows to read off the complete set of geometric algebra generators. For clarity moreover the chosen generators are stated explicitly. The group symbols are ...
Dirac cohomology for the degenerate affine Hecke Clifford algebra
Chan, Kei Yuen
2013-01-01
We define an analogue of the Dirac operator for the degenerate affine Hecke-Clifford algebra. A main result is to relate the central characters of the degenerate affine Hecke-Clifford algebra with the central characters of the Sergeev algebra via Dirac cohomology. The action of the Dirac operator on certain modules is also computed. Results in this paper could be viewed as a projective version of the Dirac cohomology of the degenerate affine Hecke algebra.
On parallelizing the Clifford algebra product for CLIFFORD
Ablamowicz, Rafal; Fauser, Bertfried
2012-01-01
We present, as a proof of concept, a way to parallelize the Clifford product in CL_{p,q} for a diagonalized quadratic form as a new procedure `cmulWpar' in the \\Clifford package for \\Maple(R). The procedure uses a new `Threads' module available under Maple 15 (and later) and a new \\Clifford procedure `cmulW' which computes the Clifford product of any two Grassmann monomials in \\CL_{p,q} with a help of Walsh functions. We benchmark `cmulWpar' and compare it to two other procedures `cmulNUM' an...
Clifford algebra approach to the coincidence problem for planar lattices.
Rodríguez, M A; Aragón, J L; Verde-Star, L
2005-03-01
The problem of coincidences of planar lattices is analyzed using Clifford algebra. It is shown that an arbitrary coincidence isometry can be decomposed as a product of coincidence reflections and this allows planar coincidence lattices to be characterized algebraically. The cases of square, rectangular and rhombic lattices are worked out in detail. One of the aims of this work is to show the potential usefulness of Clifford algebra in crystallography. The power of Clifford algebra for expressing geometric ideas is exploited here and the procedure presented can be generalized to higher dimensions. PMID:15724067
A classification of Lie algebras of pseudounitary groups in the techniques of Clifford algebras
Shirokov, Dmitry
2007-01-01
In this paper we present new formulas, which represent commutators and anticommutators of Clifford algebra elements as sums of elements of different ranks. Using these formulas we consider subalgebras of Lie algebras of pseudounitary groups. Our main techniques are Clifford algebras. We have find 12 types of subalgebras of Lie algebras of pseudounitary groups.
Clifford Algebra-Valued Wavelet Transform on Multivector Fields
Bahri, Mawardi; Adji, Sriwulan; Zhao, Jiman
2010-01-01
This paper presents a construction of the n = 2 (mod 4) Clifford algebra Cln,0-valued admissible wavelet transform using the admissible similitude group SIM(n), a subgroup of the affine group of Rn. We express the admissibility condition in terms of the Cln,0 Clifford Fourier transform (CFT). We show that its fundamental properties such as inner product, norm relation, and inversion formula can be established whenever the Clifford admissible wavelet satisfies a particular ad...
On the relation of Manin's quantum plane and quantum Clifford algebras
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In a recent work we have shown that quantum Clifford algebras - i.e. Clifford algebras of an arbitrary bilinear form - are closely related to the deformed structures as q-spin groups, Hecke algebras, q-Young operators and deformed tensor products. The question to relate Manin's approach to quantum Clifford algebras is addressed here. Explicit computations using the CLIFFORD Maple package are exhibited. The meaning of non-commutative geometry is reexamined and interpreted in Clifford algebraic terms. (author)
Valence-band of cubic semiconductors: Clifford algebra approach II
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Dargys, A, E-mail: dargys@pfi.l [Semiconductor Physics Institute, A. Gostauto 11, LT-01108 Vilnius (Lithuania)
2010-07-15
Application of Clifford algebra in the analysis of valence-band spin properties in semiconductors is considered. In the first part (Dargys A 2009 Phys. Scr. 80 065701), for this purpose the isomorphism between multivectors and their matrix representations was used to transform the problem to Clifford algebra. Here equivalence rules are established between the spinors of Hilbert space and basis elements of the five-dimensional Clifford algebra Cl{sub 4,1}. Then, the rules are applied to the total angular momentum components and the two-band hole Hamiltonian. The resulting biquaternionic Schroedinger equation for hole spin is solved as an example.
Valence-band of cubic semiconductors: Clifford algebra approach II
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Application of Clifford algebra in the analysis of valence-band spin properties in semiconductors is considered. In the first part (Dargys A 2009 Phys. Scr. 80 065701), for this purpose the isomorphism between multivectors and their matrix representations was used to transform the problem to Clifford algebra. Here equivalence rules are established between the spinors of Hilbert space and basis elements of the five-dimensional Clifford algebra Cl4,1. Then, the rules are applied to the total angular momentum components and the two-band hole Hamiltonian. The resulting biquaternionic Schroedinger equation for hole spin is solved as an example.
Extending Fourier transformations to Hamilton's quaternions and Clifford's geometric algebras
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-10-01
We show how Fourier transformations can be extended to Hamilton's algebra of quaternions. This was initially motivated by applications in nuclear magnetic resonance and electric engineering. Followed by an ever wider range of applications in color image and signal processing. Hamilton's algebra of quaternions is only one example of the larger class of Clifford's geometric algebras, complete algebras encoding a vector space and all its subspace elements. We introduce how Fourier transformations are extended to Clifford algebras and applied in electromagnetism, and in the processing of images, color images, vector field and climate data.
Hecke Algebras, SVD, and Other Computational Examples with {\\sc CLIFFORD}
Ablamowicz, Rafal
1999-01-01
{\\sc CLIFFORD} is a Maple package for computations in Clifford algebras $\\cl (B)$ of an arbitrary symbolic or numeric bilinear form B. In particular, B may have a non-trivial antisymmetric part. It is well known that the symmetric part g of B determines a unique (up to an isomorphism) Clifford structure on $\\cl(B)$ while the antisymmetric part of B changes the multilinear structure of $\\cl(B).$ As an example, we verify Helmstetter's formula which relates Clifford product in $\\cl(g)$ to the Cl...
Between Quantum Virasoro Algebra \\cal{L}_c and Generalized Clifford Algebras
Kinani, E. H. El
2003-01-01
In this paper we construct the quantum Virasoro algebra ${\\mathcal{L}}_{c}$ generators in terms of operators of the generalized Clifford algebras $C_{n}^{k}$. Precisely, we show that ${\\mathcal{L}}_{c}$ can be embedded into generalized Clifford algebras.
The γ5-problem and anomalies - a Clifford algebra approach
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It is shown that a strong correspondence between noncyclicity and anomalies exists. This allows, by fundamental properties of Clifford algebras, to build a simple and consistent scheme for treating γ5 without using (d-4)-dimensional objects. (orig.)
Composite bundles in Clifford algebras. Gravitation theory. Part I
Sardanashvily, G
2016-01-01
Based on a fact that complex Clifford algebras of even dimension are isomorphic to the matrix ones, we consider bundles in Clifford algebras whose structure group is a general linear group acting on a Clifford algebra by left multiplications, but not a group of its automorphisms. It is essential that such a Clifford algebra bundle contains spinor subbundles, and that it can be associated to a tangent bundle over a smooth manifold. This is just the case of gravitation theory. However, different these bundles need not be isomorphic. To characterize all of them, we follow the technique of composite bundles. In gravitation theory, this technique enables us to describe different types of spinor fields in the presence of general linear connections and under general covariant transformations.
Modulo 8 periodicity of real Clifford algebras and particle physics
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After a review of the properties of real Clifford algebras, we discuss the isomorphism existing between these algebras and matrix algebras over the real, complex or quaternion field. This is done for all dimensions and all possible signatures of the metric. The modulo 8 periodicity theorem is discussed and extended. A comment is made about the appearance of 'hidden' symmetries in supergravity theories. (orig.)
On generalized Clifford algebras and their physical applications
Jagannathan, R.
2010-01-01
Generalized Clifford algebras (GCAs) and their physical applications were extensively studied for about a decade from 1967 by Alladi Ramakrishnan and his collaborators under the name of L-matrix theory. Some aspects of GCAs and their physical applications are outlined here. The topics dealt with include: GCAs and projective representations of finite abelian groups, Alladi Ramakrishnan's sigma operation approach to the representation theory of Clifford algebra and GCAs, Dirac's positive energy...
Real representations of finite Clifford algebras. I. Classification
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A classification of real matrix irreducible representations of finite-dimensional real Clifford algebras has been made. In contrast to the case of complex representation, three distinct types of representations can be obtained which we call normal, almost complex, and quaternionic. The dimension of the latter two cases is twice as large as that of the normal representation. A criteria for a given Clifford algebra to possess a particular type of the representations is also given with some applications
Clifford algebras and the quantization of the free Dirac field
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In this paper we study the Clifford algebra of the Minkowski space and prove that any of its irreducible representations carries a canonical representation of a cover group of the Lorentz group, a canonical sesquilinear hermitian form, a canonical conjugation and a canonical antilinear operator called the charge conjugation. We also consider the problem of the quantization of the free Dirac field, in connection with the infinite dimensional Clifford algebra associated to the space of classical fields. (Author)
Quantum Clifford algebra from classical differential geometry
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We show the emergence of Clifford algebras of nonsymmetric bilinear forms as cotangent algebras of Kaluza-Klein (KK) spaces pertaining to teleparallel space-times. These spaces are canonically determined by the horizontal differential invariants of Finsler bundles of the type, B'(M)→S(M), where B'(M) is the set of all the tangent frames to a differentiable manifold M, and where S(M) is the sphere bundle. If M is space-time itself, M4, the 'geometric phase space', S(M4), has dimension seven. This reformulation of the horizontal invariants as pertaining to a KK space removes the mismatch between the dimensionality of the tangent frames to M4 and the dimensionality of S(M4). In the KK space, a symmetric tangent metric induces a cotangent metric which is not symmetric in general. An interior covariant derivative in the sense of Kaehler is defined. It involves the antisymmetric part of the cotangent metric, which thus enters electrodynamics and the Dirac equation
On the relationship between twistors and Clifford algebras
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Basis p-forms of a complexified Minkowski spacetime can be used to realize a Clifford algebra isomorphic to the Dirac algebra of γ matrices. Twistor space is then constructed as a spin of this abstract algebra through a Witt decomposition of the Minkowski space. We derive explicit formulas relating the basis p-forms to index one twistors. Using an isomorphism between the Clifford algebra and a space of index two twistors, we expand a suitably defined antisymmetric index two twistor basis on p-forms of ranks zero, one, and four. Together with the inverse formula they provide a complete passage between twistors and p-forms. (orig.)
On Generalized Clifford Algebras and Spin Lattice Systems
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The incessantly growing area of applications of Clifford algebras and naturalness of their use in formulating problems for direct calculation entitles one to call them Clifford numbers. The generalized ''universal'' Clifford numbers are here introduced via k-ubic form Qk replacing quadratic one in familiar construction of an appropriate ideal of tensor algebra. One of the epimorphic images of universal algebras k - Cn = T(V)/I(Qk) is the algebra Cln(k) with n generators and these are the algebras to be used here. Because generalized Clifford algebras Cln(k) possess inherent Zk x Zk x Λ XZk grading - this makes them an efficient apparatus to deal with spin lattice systems. This efficiency is illustrated here by derivation of two major observations. Namely - partition functions for vector and planar Potts models and other model with Zn invariant Hamiltonian are polynomials in generalized hyperbolic functions of the n-th order. Secondly, the problem of algorithmic calculation of the partition function for any vector Potts model as treated here is reduced to the calculation of Tr(γi1..γis ), where γ's are the generators of the generalized Clifford algebra. Finally the expression for Tr(γi1..γis), for arbitrary collection of such y matrices is derived. (author)
Shirokov, Dmitry
2009-01-01
In this paper we further develop the method of quaternion typification of Clifford algebra elements suggested by the author in the previous papers. On the basis of new classification of Clifford algebra elements it is possible to find out and prove a number of new properties of Clifford algebra. In particular, we find subalgebras and Lie subalgebras of Clifford algebra and subalgebras of the Lie algebra of the pseudo-unitary Lie group.
The naked spinor a rewrite of Clifford algebra
Morris, Dennis
2015-01-01
This book is about spinors. The whole mathematical theory of spinors is within Clifford algebra, and so this book is about Clifford algebra. Spinor theory is really the theory of empty space, and so this book is about empty space. The whole of Clifford algebra is rewritten in a much simpler form, and so the whole of spinor theory is rewritten in a much simpler form. Not only does this book make Clifford algebra simple and obvious, but it lifts the fog and mirrors from this area of mathematics to make it clear and obvious. In doing so, the true nature of spinors is revealed to the reader, and, with that, the true nature of empty space. To understand this book you will need an elementary knowledge of linear algebra (matrices) an elementary knowledge of finite groups and an elementary knowledge of the complex numbers. From no more than that, you will gain a very deep understanding of Clifford algebra, spinors, and empty space. The book is well written with all the mathematical steps laid before the reader in a w...
Clifford Algebra Implying Three Fermion Generations Revisited
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The author's idea of algebraic compositeness of fundamental particles, allowing to understand the existence in Nature of three fermion generations, is revisited. It is based on two postulates. Primo, for all fundamental particles of matter the Dirac square-root procedure √p2 → Γ(N)·p works, leading to a sequence N=1, 2, 3, ... of Dirac-type equations, where four Dirac-type matrices Γ(N)μ are embedded into a Clifford algebra via a Jacobi definition introducing four ''centre-of-mass'' and (N - 1) x four ''relative'' Dirac-type matrices. These define one ''centre-of-mass'' and N - 1 ''relative'' Dirac bispinor indices. Secundo, the ''centre-of-mass'' Dirac bispinor index is coupled to the Standard Model gauge fields, while N - 1 ''relative'' Dirac bispinor indices are all free indistinguishable physical objects obeying Fermi statistics along with the Pauli principle which requires the full antisymmetry with respect to ''relative'' Dirac indices. This allows only for three Dirac-type equations with N = 1, 3, 5 in the case of N odd, and two with N = 2, 4 in the case of N even. The first of these results implies unavoidably the existence of three and only three generations of fundamental fermions, namely leptons and quarks, as labelled by the Standard Model signature. At the end, a comment is added on the possible shape of Dirac 3 x 3 mass matrices for four sorts of spin-1/2 fundamental fermions appearing in three generations. For charged leptons a prediction is mτ = 1776.80 MeV, when the input of experimental me and mμ is used. (author)
The investigation of platonic solids symmetry operations with clifford algebra
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The geometric algebra produces the new fields of view in the modern mathematical physics, definition of bodies and rearranging for equations of mathematics and physics. The new mathematical approaches play an important role in the progress of physics. After presenting Clifford algebra and quarantine's, the symmetry operations with Clifford algebra and quarantine's are defined. This symmetry operations are applied to a Platonic solids, which are called as tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. Also, the vertices of Platonic solids presented in the Cartesian coordinates are calculated
Square Roots of -1 in Real Clifford Algebras
Hitzer, Eckhard; Ablamowicz, Rafal
2012-01-01
It is well known that Clifford (geometric) algebra offers a geometric interpretation for square roots of -1 in the form of blades that square to minus 1. This extends to a geometric interpretation of quaternions as the side face bivectors of a unit cube. Systematic research has been done [1] on the biquaternion roots of -1, abandoning the restriction to blades. Biquaternions are isomorphic to the Clifford (geometric) algebra $Cl(3,0)$ of $\\mathbb{R}^3$. Further research on general algebras $Cl(p,q)$ has explicitly derived the geometric roots of -1 for $p+q \\leq 4$ [2]. The current research abandons this dimension limit and uses the Clifford algebra to matrix algebra isomorphisms in order to algebraically characterize the continuous manifolds of square roots of -1 found in the different types of Clifford algebras, depending on the type of associated ring ($\\mathbb{R}$, $\\mathbb{H}$, $\\mathbb{R}^2$, $\\mathbb{H}^2$, or $\\mathbb{C}$). At the end of the paper explicit computer generated tables of representative sq...
Reflections in Conics, Quadrics and Hyperquadrics via Clifford Algebra
Klawitter, Daniel
2014-01-01
In this article we present a new and not fully employed geometric algebra model. With this model a generalization of the conformal model is achieved. We discuss the geometric objects that can be represented. Furthermore, we show that the Pin group of this geometric algebra corresponds to inversions with respect to axis aligned quadrics. We discuss the construction for the two- and three-dimensional case in detail and give the construction for arbitrary dimension. Key Words: Clifford algebra, ...
A satisfactory formalism for magnetic monopoles by Clifford algebras
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The problem of electromagnetism with magnetic monopoles is approached by the physically interesting and mathematically powerful formalism of Clifford algebras, which provides a natural language for Minkowski space-time (Dirac algebra) and euclidean space (Pauli algebra). A lagrangian and hamiltonian formalism is constructed for interacting monopoles, which overcomes many of the long-standing difficulties that are known to plague the approaches developed till now. (orig.)
Hole spin precession in semiconductors: Clifford algebra approach
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Recently the Clifford (geometrical) algebra was addressed to describe dynamical properties of electron spin in semiconductors (Dargys 2009 Phys. Scr. 79 055702). In this paper, the Clifford algebra is used to investigate heavy and light hole spins in valence bands of cubic semiconductors. Owing to strong spin-orbit interaction in the valence band, the precession trajectories of hole spin polarization are ellipses, or even lines, rather than circles as usually found in the case of electrons. The paper shows how one can investigate the valence band spectrum and free-hole spin precession trajectories within a framework of the Clifford algebra Cl4,1. General formulae that describe free heavy- and light-mass hole spin precession are presented.
Clifford algebraic approach to superfields and some consequences
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Frames provided by Clifford algebras C/sub n/ are considered for the purpose of expanding a field multiplet (containing, possibly, both bosons and fermions). After giving a brief--mainly geometrical--description of Clifford algebras, the main tools of the present scheme are introduced: a scalar product in C/sub n/, a conjugation operation, and a ''Lorentz covariant derivative.'' It is described how these Clifford algebraic tools can be applied in order to obtain free massless Lagrangian expressions for a number of field theoretical models. It is also shown how gauge fields can arise within this scheme. It appears possible that the suggested formalism can lead naturally to spinor field operators as ''gauge fields.'' A specific example which can lead to a two-component ''gauge spinor'' is discussed. Possible lines of investigation which could solidify this potentially rich approach are suggested. (1 figure, 1 table)
Method of generalized Reynolds operators and Pauli's theorem in Clifford algebras
Shirokov, D. S.
2014-01-01
We consider real and complex Clifford algebras of arbitrary even and odd dimensions and prove generalizations of Pauli's theorem for two sets of Clifford algebra elements that satisfy the main anticommutative conditions. In our proof we use some special operators - generalized Reynolds operators. This method allows us to obtain an algorithm to compute elements that connect two different sets of Clifford algebra elements.
Obstructions to Clifford System Extensions of Algebras
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Antonio M Cegarra; Antonio R Garzón
2001-05-01
In this paper we do phrase the obstruction for realization of a generalized group character, and then we give a classification of Clifford systems in terms of suitable low-dimensional cohomology groups.
Weak Values: Approach through the Clifford and Moyal Algebras
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In this paper we calculate various transition probability amplitudes, TPAs, known as 'weak values' for the Schrödinger and Pauli particles. It is shown that these values are related to the Bohm momentum, the Bohm energy and the quantum potential in each case. The results for the Schrödinger particle are obtained in three ways, the standard approach, the Clifford algebra approach of Hiley and Callaghan, and the Moyal approach. To obtain the results for the Pauli particle, we combine the Clifford and Moyal algebras into one structure. The consequences of these results are discussed.
Riemann surfaces, Clifford algebras and infinite dimensional groups
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We introduce of class of Riemann surfaces which possess a fixed point free involution and line bundles over these surfaces with which we can associate an infinite dimensional Clifford algebra. Acting by automorphisms of this algebra is a 'gauge' group of meromorphic functions on the Riemann surface. There is a natural Fock representation of the Clifford algebra and an associated projective representation of this group of meromorphic functions in close analogy with the construction of the basic representation of Kac-Moody algebras via a Fock representation of the Fermion algebra. In the genus one case we find a form of vertex operator construction which allows us to prove a version of the Boson-Fermion correspondence. These results are motivated by the analysis of soliton solutions of the Landau-Lifshitz equation and are rather distinct from recent developments in quantum field theory on Riemann surfaces. (orig.)
'Twisted duality' in the ${\\rm C^*}$ Clifford algebra
Robinson, P. L.
2014-01-01
Let $V$ be a real inner product space and $C[V]$ its ${\\rm C}^*$ Clifford algebra. We prove that if $Z$ is a subspace of $V$ then $C[Z^{\\perp}]$ coincides with the supercommutant of $C[Z]$ in $C[V]$.
Fractional Dirac operators and deformed field theory on Clifford algebra
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Fractional Dirac equations are constructed and fractional Dirac operators on Clifford algebra in four dimensional are introduced within the framework of the fractional calculus of variations recently introduced by the author. Many interesting consequences are revealed and discussed in some details.
Categorification of Clifford algebra via geometric induction and restriction
Gruson, Caroline; Serganova, Vera
2016-01-01
We use geometric parabolic induction functors and the adjoint functors for the supergroups Osp(2m+1,2n) (where m and n vary) to categorify the action of the infinite-dimensional Clifford algebra on the Fock space of semi-infinite forms.
Matrix solutions of wave equations and Clifford algebras
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We are extending the formation of matrix solutions un for linear and nonlinear wave equations by construction of unitary anti-Hermitian-anti-commuting matrices up to the eighth order. We use Clifford algebras C(0,n) with periodicity in modulo 8 to construct coupled matrix solutions. We also propose to use the matrix solutions for describing the intrinsic rotations of particles. (author)
On the representation of generalized Dirac (Clifford) algebras
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Some results of Brauer and Weyl and of Jordan and Wigner on irreducible representations of generalized Dirac (Clifford) algebras have been proved, adopting a new and simple approach which (i) makes the whole subject straight-forward for physicists and (ii) simplifies the demonstration of the fundamental theorem of Pauli. (Auth.)
Clifford algebra and solution of Bargmann-Michel-Telegdi equation
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The Clifford algebra structure of the Minkowski space is presented in the article. The method of solving motion equations within the frames of formalism of this algebra is described. The solution of the spin motion equation (the Bargmann-Michel-Telegdi equations) is obtained by means of the plotted algorithm for the case of the magnetic gyroscope motion in the constant and homogenous electromagnetic field
Clifford Algebras, Clifford Groups, and a Generalization of the Quaternions
Gallier, Jean
2008-01-01
One of the main goals of these notes is to explain how rotations in reals^n are induced by the action of a certain group, Spin(n), on reals^n, in a way that generalizes the action of the unit complex numbers, U(1), on reals^2, and the action of the unit quaternions, SU(2), on reals^3 (i.e., the action is defined in terms of multiplication in a larger algebra containing both the group Spin(n) and reals^n). The group Spin(n), called a spinor group, is defined as a certain subgroup of units of a...
The peak algebra and the Hecke-Clifford algebras at $q=0$
Bergeron, Nantel; Hivert, Florent; Thibon, Jean-Yves
2003-01-01
Using the formalism of noncommutative symmetric functions, we derive the basic theory of the peak algebra of symmetric groups and of its graded Hopf dual. Our main result is to provide a representation theoretical interpretation of the peak algebra and its graded dual as Grothendieck rings of the tower of Hecke-Clifford algebras at $q=0$.
Clifford algebras geometric modelling and chain geometries with application in kinematics
Klawitter, Daniel
2015-01-01
After revising known representations of the group of Euclidean displacements Daniel Klawitter gives a comprehensive introduction into Clifford algebras. The Clifford algebra calculus is used to construct new models that allow descriptions of the group of projective transformations and inversions with respect to hyperquadrics. Afterwards, chain geometries over Clifford algebras and their subchain geometries are examined. The author applies this theory and the developed methods to the homogeneous Clifford algebra model corresponding to Euclidean geometry. Moreover, kinematic mappings for special Cayley-Klein geometries are developed. These mappings allow a description of existing kinematic mappings in a unifying framework. Contents Models and representations of classical groups Clifford algebras, chain geometries over Clifford algebras Kinematic mappings for Pin and Spin groups Cayley-Klein geometries Target Groups Researchers and students in the field of mathematics, physics, and mechanical engineering About...
Lie algebras for the Dirac-Clifford ring
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It is shown in a general way that the Dirac-Clifford ring formed by the Dirac matrices and all their products, for all even and odd spacetime dimensions D, span the cumulation algebras SU(2D/2) for even D and SU(2(D-1)/2) + SU(2(D-1)/2) for odd D. Some physical consequences of these results are discussed. (author)
Unified theories for quarks and leptons based on Clifford algebras
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The general standpoint is presented that unified theories arise from gauging of Clifford algebras describing the internal degrees of freedom (charge, color, generation, spin) of the fundamental fermions. The general formalism is presented and the ensuing theories for color and charge (with extension to N colors), and for generations, are discussed. The possibility of further including the spin is discussed, also in connection with generations. (orig.)
Hochschild Cohomology and Deformations of Clifford-Weyl Algebras
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Ian M. Musson
2009-03-01
Full Text Available We give a complete study of the Clifford-Weyl algebra C(n,2k from Bose-Fermi statistics, including Hochschild cohomology (with coefficients in itself. We show that C(n,2k is rigid when n is even or when k ≠ 1. We find all non-trivial deformations of C(2n+1,2 and study their representations.
Quantum spinors and spin groups from quantum Clifford algebras
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A general construction of multiparametric quantum spinors and corresponding quantum Spinμ(2ν-h,h) groups associated to 2ν-(Pseudo)-Euclidean spaces is presented, and their homomorphism to the respective SOμ groups is discussed. This construction is based on a quantum Clifford algebra and is described in detail for involutive (pure twists) intertwining braids. For general braid operators that admit abstract 'volume elements', a procedure is also given for deriving quantum analogues of these groups. (author)
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We introduce q-analogues of Clifford and Weyl algebras. Using these, we construct spinor and oscillator representations of quantum enveloping algebras of type AN-1, BN, CN, DN and AN-1(1). Also we discuss the irreducibility and the unitarity of these representations. (orig.)
The Hidden Quantum Group of the 8-vertex Free Fermion Model: q-Clifford Algebras
Cuerno, Rodolfo; Gómez, César; López Manzanares, Esperanza; Sierra, Germán
1993-01-01
We prove in this paper that the elliptic $R$--matrix of the eight vertex free fermion model is the intertwiner $R$--matrix of a quantum deformed Clifford--Hopf algebra. This algebra is constructed by affinization of a quantum Hopf deformation of the Clifford algebra.
Galilean-covariant Clifford algebras in the phase space representation
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We apply the Galilean covariant formulation of quantum dynamics to derive the phase-space representation of the Pauli-Schroedinger equation for the density matrix of spin-1/2 particles in the presence of an electromagnetic field. The Liouville operator for the particle with spin follows from using the Wigner-Moyal transformation and a suitable Clifford algebra constructed on the phase space of a (4+1)-dimensional spacetime with Galilean geometry. Connections with the algebraic formalism of thermofield dynamics are also investigated. (author)
$Z_3$-graded analogues of Clifford algebras and generalization of supersymmetry
Abramov, V.
1996-01-01
We define and study the ternary analogues of Clifford algebras. It is proved that the ternary Clifford algebra with $N$ generators is isomorphic to the subalgebra of the elements of grade zero of the ternary Clifford algebra with $N+1$ generators. In the case $N=3$ the ternary commutator of cubic matrices induced by the ternary commutator of the elements of grade zero is derived. We apply the ternary Clifford algebra with one generator to construct the $Z_3$-graded generalization of the simpl...
Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Spin Hecke Algebras IV: Odd Double Affine Type
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Ta Khongsap
2009-01-01
Full Text Available We introduce an odd double affine Hecke algebra (DaHa generated by a classical Weyl group $W$ and two skew-polynomial subalgebras of anticommuting generators. This algebra is shown to be Morita equivalent to another new DaHa which are generated by $W$ and two polynomial-Clifford subalgebras. There is yet a third algebra containing a spin Weyl group algebra which is Morita (superequivalent to the above two algebras. We establish the PBW properties and construct Verma-type representations via Dunkl operators for these algebras.
Bilinear covariants and spinor fields duality in quantum Clifford algebras
Abłamowicz, Rafał; Gonçalves, Icaro; da Rocha, Roldão
2014-10-01
Classification of quantum spinor fields according to quantum bilinear covariants is introduced in a context of quantum Clifford algebras on Minkowski spacetime. Once the bilinear covariants are expressed in terms of algebraic spinor fields, the duality between spinor and quantum spinor fields can be discussed. Thus, by endowing the underlying spacetime with an arbitrary bilinear form with an antisymmetric part in addition to a symmetric spacetime metric, quantum algebraic spinor fields and deformed bilinear covariants can be constructed. They are thus compared to the classical (non quantum) ones. Classes of quantum spinor fields classes are introduced and compared with Lounesto's spinor field classification. A physical interpretation of the deformed parts and the underlying {Z}-grading is proposed. The existence of an arbitrary bilinear form endowing the spacetime already has been explored in the literature in the context of quantum gravity [S. W. Hawking, "The unpredictability of quantum gravity," Commun. Math. Phys. 87, 395 (1982)]. Here, it is shown further to play a prominent role in the structure of Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana spinor fields, besides the most general flagpoles and flag-dipoles. We introduce a new duality between the standard and the quantum spinor fields, by showing that when Clifford algebras over vector spaces endowed with an arbitrary bilinear form are taken into account, a mixture among the classes does occur. Consequently, novel features regarding the spinor fields can be derived.
Bilinear covariants and spinor fields duality in quantum Clifford algebras
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Classification of quantum spinor fields according to quantum bilinear covariants is introduced in a context of quantum Clifford algebras on Minkowski spacetime. Once the bilinear covariants are expressed in terms of algebraic spinor fields, the duality between spinor and quantum spinor fields can be discussed. Thus, by endowing the underlying spacetime with an arbitrary bilinear form with an antisymmetric part in addition to a symmetric spacetime metric, quantum algebraic spinor fields and deformed bilinear covariants can be constructed. They are thus compared to the classical (non quantum) ones. Classes of quantum spinor fields classes are introduced and compared with Lounesto's spinor field classification. A physical interpretation of the deformed parts and the underlying Z-grading is proposed. The existence of an arbitrary bilinear form endowing the spacetime already has been explored in the literature in the context of quantum gravity [S. W. Hawking, “The unpredictability of quantum gravity,” Commun. Math. Phys. 87, 395 (1982)]. Here, it is shown further to play a prominent role in the structure of Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana spinor fields, besides the most general flagpoles and flag-dipoles. We introduce a new duality between the standard and the quantum spinor fields, by showing that when Clifford algebras over vector spaces endowed with an arbitrary bilinear form are taken into account, a mixture among the classes does occur. Consequently, novel features regarding the spinor fields can be derived
Bilinear covariants and spinor fields duality in quantum Clifford algebras
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Abłamowicz, Rafał, E-mail: rablamowicz@tntech.edu [Department of Mathematics, Box 5054, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505 (United States); Gonçalves, Icaro, E-mail: icaro.goncalves@ufabc.edu.br [Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, 1010, 05508-090, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170 Santo André, SP (Brazil); Rocha, Roldão da, E-mail: roldao.rocha@ufabc.edu.br [Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170 Santo André, SP (Brazil); International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste (Italy)
2014-10-15
Classification of quantum spinor fields according to quantum bilinear covariants is introduced in a context of quantum Clifford algebras on Minkowski spacetime. Once the bilinear covariants are expressed in terms of algebraic spinor fields, the duality between spinor and quantum spinor fields can be discussed. Thus, by endowing the underlying spacetime with an arbitrary bilinear form with an antisymmetric part in addition to a symmetric spacetime metric, quantum algebraic spinor fields and deformed bilinear covariants can be constructed. They are thus compared to the classical (non quantum) ones. Classes of quantum spinor fields classes are introduced and compared with Lounesto's spinor field classification. A physical interpretation of the deformed parts and the underlying Z-grading is proposed. The existence of an arbitrary bilinear form endowing the spacetime already has been explored in the literature in the context of quantum gravity [S. W. Hawking, “The unpredictability of quantum gravity,” Commun. Math. Phys. 87, 395 (1982)]. Here, it is shown further to play a prominent role in the structure of Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana spinor fields, besides the most general flagpoles and flag-dipoles. We introduce a new duality between the standard and the quantum spinor fields, by showing that when Clifford algebras over vector spaces endowed with an arbitrary bilinear form are taken into account, a mixture among the classes does occur. Consequently, novel features regarding the spinor fields can be derived.
Clifford Algebra Cℓ 3(ℂ) for Applications to Field Theories
Panicaud, B.
2011-10-01
The multivectorial algebras present yet both an academic and a technological interest. Difficulties can occur for their use. Indeed, in all applications care is taken to distinguish between polar and axial vectors and between scalars and pseudo scalars. Then a total of eight elements are often considered even if they are not given the correct name of multivectors. Eventually because of their simplicity, only the vectorial algebra or the quaternions algebra are explicitly used for physical applications. Nevertheless, it should be more convenient to use directly more complex algebras in order to have a wider range of application. The aim of this paper is to inquire into one particular Clifford algebra which could solve this problem. The present study is both didactic concerning its construction and pragmatic because of the introduced applications. The construction method is not an original one. But this latter allows to build up the associated real algebra as well as a peculiar formalism that enables a formal analogy with the classical vectorial algebra. Finally several fields of the theoretical physics will be described thanks to this algebra, as well as a more applied case in general relativity emphasizing simultaneously its relative validity in this particular domain and the easiness of modeling some physical problems.
Bilinear Covariants and Spinor Fields Duality in Quantum Clifford Algebras
Ablamowicz, Rafal; da Rocha, Roldao
2014-01-01
Classification of quantum spinor fields according to quantum bilinear covariants is introduced in a context of quantum Clifford algebras on Minkowski spacetime. Once the bilinear covariants are expressed in terms of algebraic spinor fields, the duality between spinor and quantum spinor fields is thus discussed. Hence, by endowing the underlying spacetime with an arbitrary bilinear form with a antisymmetric part in addition to a symmetric spacetime metric, quantum algebraic spinor fields and deformed bilinear covariants can be constructed. They are therefore compared to the classical (non quantum) ones. Classes of quantum spinor fields are introduced and compared with Lounesto's spinor field classification. A physical interpretation of the deformed parts and the underlying Z-grading is proposed. The existence of an arbitrary bilinear form endowing the spacetime already has been explored in the literature in the context of quantum gravity. Here, it is shown further to play a prominent role in the structure of D...
Z2-gradings of Clifford algebras and multivector structures
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Let Cl(V, g) be the real Clifford algebra associated with the real vector space V, endowed with a nondegenerate metric g. In this paper, we study the class of Z2-gradings of Cl(V, g) which are somehow compatible with the multivector structure of the Grassmann algebra over V. A complete characterization for such Z2-gradings is obtained by classifying all the even subalgebras coming from them. An expression relating such subalgebras to the usual even part of Cl(V, g) is also obtained. Finally, we employ this framework to define spinor spaces, and to parametrize all the possible signature changes on Cl(V, g) by Z2-gradings of this algebra
Clifford algebra-valued orthogonal polynomials in the open unit ball of Euclidean space
Fred Brackx; Nele De Schepper; Frank Sommen
2004-01-01
A new method for constructing Clifford algebra-valued orthogonal polynomials in the open unit ball of Euclidean space is presented. In earlier research, we only dealt with scalar-valued weight functions. Now the class of weight functions involved is enlarged to encompass Clifford algebra-valued functions. The method consists in transforming the orthogonality relation on the open unit ball into an orthogonality relation on the real axis by means of the so-called Clifford-Heaviside functions. C...
Shirokov, Dmitry
2009-01-01
In this paper we further develop the method of quaternion typification of Clifford algebra elements suggested by the author in the previous paper. On the basis of new classification of Clifford algebra elements it is possible to find out and prove a number of new properties of Clifford algebra. We use k-fold commutators and anticommutators.
Relativistic Electrodynamics without Reference Frames. Clifford Algebra Formulation
Ivezic, Tomislav
2002-01-01
In the usual Clifford algebra formulation of electrodynamics the Faraday bivector field $F$ is expressed in terms of \\QTR{em}{the observer dependent} relative vectors $\\QTR{bf}{E}$ and $\\QTR{bf}{B.}$ In this paper we present \\QTR{em}{the observer independent}decomposition of $F$ by using the vectors (grade-1) of electric $E$ and magnetic $B$ fields and we develop the formulation of relativistic electrodynamics which is independent of the reference frame and of the chosen coordinatization. We ...
Magnetic monopoles without strings by Kaeler-Clifford algebra
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In substitution for Dirac monopoles with strings, we have recently introduced monopoles without string on the basis of a generalized potential, the sum of vector A and a psudovector *g*L5 B potential. By making recourse to the (graded) Clifford algebra, which just allows adding together tensors of different rank (e.g., scalars + psudoscalars + vectors + pseudovectors + ...), in a previous paper we succeeded in constructing a lagrangian and hamiltonian formalism for interacting monopoles that can be regarded as satisfactory from various points of view. In the present note, after having completed that formalism, we put forth a purely geometrical interpretation of it within the Kaeler algebra on differential forms, essential ingredients being the natural introduction of a generalized curvature and the Hodge decomposition. We thus pave the way for the extension of our monopoles without string to non-abelian gauge groups. The analogies of this approach with supersymmetric theories are apparent
Magnetic monopoles without strings by Kaehler-Clifford algebra
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In place of Dirac monopoles with string, this paper presents monopoles without string on the basis of a generalized potential, the sum of a vector A and a pseudovector γB potential. By having recourse to the (graded) Clifford algebra which allows adding together tensors of different ranks (e.g., scalars + pseudoscalars + vectors + pseudovectors + . . .), in a previous paper we succeeded in constructing a Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism for interacting monopoles that can be regarded as satisfactory from various points of view. In the present note, after having completed that formalism, the authors put forth a purely geometrical interpretation of it within the Kahler algebra on differential forms, essential ingredients being the natural introduction of a generalized curvature and the Hodge decomposition. The authors thus pave the way for the extension of monopoles without string to non-abelian gauge groups. The analogies of this approach with supersymmetric theories are apparent
Topological classification with additional symmetries from Clifford algebras
Morimoto, Takahiro; Furusaki, Akira
2013-09-01
We classify topological insulators and superconductors in the presence of additional symmetries such as reflection or mirror symmetries. For each member of the 10 Altland-Zirnbauer symmetry classes, we have a Clifford algebra defined by operators of the generic (time-reversal, particle-hole, or chiral) symmetries and additional symmetries, together with gamma matrices in Dirac Hamiltonians representing topological insulators and superconductors. Following Kitaev's approach, we classify gapped phases of noninteracting fermions under additional symmetries by examining all possible distinct Dirac mass terms which can be added to the set of generators of the Clifford algebra. We find that imposing additional symmetries in effect changes symmetry classes and causes shifts in the periodic table of topological insulators and superconductors. Our results are in agreement with the classification under reflection symmetry recently reported by Chiu, Yao, and Ryu [Phys. Rev. B1098-012110.1103/PhysRevB.88.075142 88, 075142 (2013)]. Several examples are discussed including a topological crystalline insulator with mirror Chern numbers and mirror superconductors.
Structure of inverse elements of Clifford algebra of dimension at most two to the fifth power
Suzuki, Yuka; Yamaguchi, Naoya
2016-01-01
A Clifford algebra of two to the fifth power dimension is applicable to computer graphics. In particular, one needs to compute inverse elements of the Clifford algebra. The inverse formulas for elements of Clifford algebras of dimensions less than or equal to two the fifth power are known by direct calculation. The formulas have some structure. However, we did not know the reason for the formulas have the structure. In this paper, we give the reason by some anti-isomorphisms on subspaces of C...
Quantum ring in the eyes of geometric (Clifford) algebra
Dargys, A.
2013-01-01
The quantum ring with spin-orbit interaction included is analyzed in a nonstandard way using Clifford or geometric algebra (GA). The solution of the Schrödinger-Pauli equation is presented in terms of rotors having clear classical mechanics interpretation, i.e., in GA the rotors act in 3D Euclidean space rather than as operators in an abstract Hilbert space. This classical-like property of spin control in GA provides a more transparent approach in designing and understanding spintronic devices. The aim of the paper is to attract readers attention to new possibilities in spin physics and to demonstrate how the quantum ring problem can be solved by GA methods.
Elementary particle states based on the Clifford algebra C7
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The lepton isodoublet (e-,νsub(e)), the ''bare'' nucleon is isodoublet (n,p), and their antiparticles are shown to constitute a basis of the irreducible representation of the Clifford algebra C7. The excited states of these doublets, i.e., (μ-,νsub(μ)), (tau-,νsub(tau)),..., and (s0,c+),(b0,t+) are generated by the products (e-,νsub(e))sup(x)a and (n,p)sup(x)a, where a is identical to 2sup(-1/2)(e-e+ + νsub(e)ν-barsub(e)) has the same quantum numbers as the photon state. The bare baryons s,c,b,t carry the strangeness, charm, bottom, and top quantum numbers. These lepton and bare baryon states are in one-to-one correspondence with the integrally charged colored Han-Nambu quarks, and generate all the observed su(3) and su(4) hadron multiplets. (author)
The Clifford algebra of physical space and Dirac theory
Vaz, Jayme, Jr.
2016-09-01
The claim found in many textbooks that the Dirac equation cannot be written solely in terms of Pauli matrices is shown to not be completely true. It is only true as long as the term β \\psi in the usual Dirac factorization of the Klein–Gordon equation is assumed to be the product of a square matrix β and a column matrix ψ. In this paper we show that there is another possibility besides this matrix product, in fact a possibility involving a matrix operation, and show that it leads to another possible expression for the Dirac equation. We show that, behind this other possible factorization is the formalism of the Clifford algebra of physical space. We exploit this fact, and discuss several different aspects of Dirac theory using this formalism. In particular, we show that there are four different possible sets of definitions for the parity, time reversal, and charge conjugation operations for the Dirac equation.
A trial to find an elliptic quantum algebra for $sl_2$ using the Heisenberg and Clifford algebra
Shiraishi, Jun'ichi
1994-01-01
A Heisenberg-Clifford realization of a deformed $U(sl_{2})$ by two parameters $p$ and $q$ is discussed. The commutation relations for this deformed algebra have interesting connection with the theta functions.
ON CAUCHY-POMPEIU FORMULA FOR FUNCTIONS WITH VALUES IN A UNIVERSAL CLIFFORD ALGEBRA
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2003-01-01
This paper obtains the Cauchy-Pompeiu formula on certain distinguishedboundary for functions with values in a universal Clifford algebra. This formula is just anextension of the Cauchy's integral formula obtained in [11].
A list of identities made with products between two different generators of the Clifford algebra
Formiga, J. B.
2012-01-01
Here I present a full list with all possibles products between the generators of the Clifford algebra in a four-dimensional spacetime. The resulting expressions turned out to be very simple and easy to deal with.
Clifford algebra-based spatio-temporal modelling and analysis for complex geo-simulation data
Luo, Wen; Yu, Zhaoyuan; Hu, Yong; Yuan, Linwang
2013-10-01
The spatio-temporal data simulating Ice-Land-Ocean interaction of Antarctic are used to demonstrate the Clifford algebra-based data model construction, spatio-temporal query and data analysis. The results suggest that Clifford algebra provides a powerful mathematical tool for the whole modelling and analysis chains for complex geo-simulation data. It can also help implement spatio-temporal analysis algorithms more clearly and simply.
Pauli theorem in the description of n-dimensional spinors in the Clifford algebra formalism
Shirokov, D. S.
2013-04-01
We discuss a generalized Pauli theorem and its possible applications for describing n-dimensional (Dirac, Weyl, Majorana, and Majorana-Weyl) spinors in the Clifford algebra formalism. We give the explicit form of elements that realize generalizations of Dirac, charge, and Majorana conjugations in the case of arbitrary space dimensions and signatures, using the notion of the Clifford algebra additional signature to describe conjugations. We show that the additional signature can take only certain values despite its dependence on the matrix representation
A symplectic subgroup of a pseudounitary group as a subset of Clifford algebra
Marchuk, Nikolai; Dyabirov, Roman
2008-01-01
Let Cl1(1,3) and Cl2(1,3) be the subsets of elements of the Clifford algebra Cl(1,3) of ranks 1 and 2 respectively. Recently it was proved that the subset Cl2(p,q)+iCl1(p,q) of the complex Clifford algebra can be considered as a Lie algebra. In this paper we prove that for p=1, q=3 the Lie algebra Cl2(p,q)+iCl1(p,q) is isomorphic to the well known matrix Lie algebra sp(4,R) of the symplectic Lie group Sp(4,R). Also we define the so called symplectic group of Clifford algebra and prove that th...
Frobenius character formula and spin generic degrees for Hecke-Clifford algebra
Wan, Jinkui; Wang, Weiqiang
2012-01-01
The spin analogues of several classical concepts and results for Hecke algebras are established. A Frobenius type formula is obtained for irreducible characters of the Hecke-Clifford algebra. A precise characterization of the trace functions allows us to define the character table for the algebra. The algebra is endowed with a canonical symmetrizing trace form, with respect to which the spin generic degrees are formulated and shown to coincide with the spin fake degrees. We further provide a ...
Real Clifford Algebra Cln,0, n = 2, 3(mod 4) Wavelet Transform
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We show how for n = 2, 3(mod 4) continuous Clifford (geometric) algebra (GA)Cln-valued admissible wavelets can be constructed using the similitude group SIM(n). We strictly aim for real geometric interpretation, and replace the imaginary unit i is an element of C therefore with a GA blade squaring to -1. Consequences due to non-commutativity arise. We express the admissibility condition in terms of a Cln Clifford Fourier Transform and then derive a set of important properties such as dilation, translation and rotation covariance, a reproducing kernel, and show how to invert the Clifford wavelet transform. As an example, we introduce Clifford Gabor wavelets. We further invent a generalized Clifford wavelet uncertainty principle.
The Actions Of Subgroups Of $SL$ For The Clifford Algebra In EPH Cases
Biswas, Debapriya
2011-01-01
We study the action of each subgroup $A$, $N$ and $K$ of the group $SL_2(\\mathbb{R})$ for the Clifford algebra $\\mathcal{C}\\ell(a)$ and calculate their vector fields, using the derived representation of the Lie algebra $sl_{2}$.
On n-ary algebras, branes and poly-vector gauge theories in noncommutative Clifford spaces
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In this paper, poly-vector-valued gauge field theories in noncommutative Clifford spaces are presented. They are based on noncommutative (but associative) star products that require the use of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. Using these star products allows the construction of actions for noncommutative p-branes (branes moving in noncommutative spaces). Noncommutative Clifford-space gravity as a poly-vector-valued gauge theory of twisted diffeomorphisms in Clifford spaces would require quantum Hopf algebraic deformations of Clifford algebras. We proceed with the study of n-ary algebras and find an important relationship among the n-ary commutators of the noncommuting spacetime coordinates [X1, X2, ..., Xn] with the poly-vector-valued coordinates X123...n in noncommutative Clifford spaces given by [X1, X2, ..., Xn] = n!X123...n. The large N limit of n-ary commutators of n hyper-matrices Xi1i2...in leads to Eguchi-Schild p-brane actions for p + 1 = n. A noncomutative n-ary . product of n functions is constructed which is a generalization of the binary star product * of two functions and is associated with the deformation quantization of n-ary structures and deformations of the Nambu-Poisson brackets.
On n-ary algebras, branes and poly-vector gauge theories in noncommutative Clifford spaces
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Castro, Carlos, E-mail: perelmanc@hotmail.co [Center for Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30314 (United States)
2010-09-10
In this paper, poly-vector-valued gauge field theories in noncommutative Clifford spaces are presented. They are based on noncommutative (but associative) star products that require the use of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. Using these star products allows the construction of actions for noncommutative p-branes (branes moving in noncommutative spaces). Noncommutative Clifford-space gravity as a poly-vector-valued gauge theory of twisted diffeomorphisms in Clifford spaces would require quantum Hopf algebraic deformations of Clifford algebras. We proceed with the study of n-ary algebras and find an important relationship among the n-ary commutators of the noncommuting spacetime coordinates [X{sup 1}, X{sup 2}, ..., X{sup n}] with the poly-vector-valued coordinates X{sup 123...n} in noncommutative Clifford spaces given by [X{sup 1}, X{sup 2}, ..., X{sup n}] = n!X{sup 123...n}. The large N limit of n-ary commutators of n hyper-matrices X{sub i{sub 1i{sub 2...i{sub n}}}} leads to Eguchi-Schild p-brane actions for p + 1 = n. A noncomutative n-ary . product of n functions is constructed which is a generalization of the binary star product * of two functions and is associated with the deformation quantization of n-ary structures and deformations of the Nambu-Poisson brackets.
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In order to realize supersymmetric quantum mechanics methods on a four-dimensional classical phase space, the complexified Clifford algebra of this space is extended by deforming it with the Moyal star product in composing the components of Clifford forms. Two isospectral matrix Hamiltonians having a common bosonic part but different fermionic parts depending on four real-valued phase-space functions are obtained. The Hamiltonians are doubly intertwined via matrix-valued functions which are divisors of zero in the resulting Moyal-Clifford algebra. Two illustrative examples corresponding to Jaynes-Cummings-type models of quantum optics are presented as special cases of the method. Their spectra, eigenspinors and Wigner functions as well as their constants of motion are also obtained within the autonomous framework of deformation quantization.
A Clifford Algebra approach to the Discretizable Molecular Distance Geometry Problem
Andrioni, Alessandro
2013-01-01
The Discretizable Molecular Distance Geometry Problem (DMDGP) consists in a subclass of the Molecular Distance Geometry Problem for which an embedding in ${\\mathbb{R}^3}$ can be found using a Branch & Prune (BP) algorithm in a discrete search space. We propose a Clifford Algebra model of the DMDGP with an accompanying version of the BP algorithm.
Fierz identities for real Clifford algebras and the number of supercharges
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One considers supersymmetric gauge theories in quantum mechanics with the bosons and fermions belonging to the adjoint representation of the gauge group. One shows that the supersymmetry constraints are related to the existence of certain Fierz identities for real Clifford algebras. These identities are valid when one has 2, 4, 8, and 16 supercharges
Causal phase-space approach to fermion theories understood through Clifford algebras
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A Wigner-Moyal phase-space approach is developed for the Dirac and Feynman-Gell-Mann equations. The role of spinors as primitive elements of the spacetime and phase-space Clifford algebras is emphasized. A conserved phase-space current is constructed. (orig.)
Real Clifford Algebra Cl(n,0), n=2,3(mod 4) Wavelet Transform
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
We show how for $n=2,3 (\\mod 4)$ continuous Clifford (geometric) algebra (GA) $Cl_n$-valued admissible wavelets can be constructed using the similitude group $SIM(n)$. We strictly aim for real geometric interpretation, and replace the imaginary unit $i \\in \\C$ therefore with a GA blade squaring to $-1$. Consequences due to non-commutativity arise. We express the admissibility condition in terms of a $Cl_{n}$ Clifford Fourier Transform and then derive a set of important properties such as dila...
Clifford Algebras in relativistic quantum mechanics and in the gauge theory of electromagnetism
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A Clifford Algebra is an algebra associated with a finite-dimensional vector space and a symmetric form on that space. It contains a multiplicative subgroup, the group of spinors, which is related to the group of orthogonal transformations of the vector space. This group may act on the algebra via multiplication on the left or right, or by the adjoint action. First, the author considers the problem of classifying the orbits of these actions in the algebras C(3,1) and C(3,2). For a ceratin subclass of orbit this problem is completely solved and the isotropy groups for elements in these orbits are determined. After writing the Dirac and Maxwell equations in terms of Clifford Albebras, the author shows how a classification of the solutions to these equations is related to the orbit and isotropy group calculations. Finally, he shows how Clifford algebras may be used to define spinor and r-vector fields on manifolds, gradients of such fields, and other more familiar concepts from differential geometry. The end result is that the calculations for C(3,1) and C(3,2) may be applied to fields on space-time and on the five-dimensional space of the gauge theory of electromagnetism, respectively. This gauge theory also allows us to relate Einstein's equations for free space to Maxwell's equations in a natural manner
Generalization of the twistor to Clifford algebras as a basis for geometry
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The Penrose twistor theory to a Clifford algebra is generated. This allows basic geometric forms and relationships to be expressed purely algebraically. In addition, by means of an inner automorphism of this algebra, it is possible to regard these forms and relationships as emerging from a deeper pre-space, which it is calling an implicate order. The way is then opened up for a new mode of description, that does not start from continuous space-time, but which allows this to emerge as a limiting case. (Author)
On a Higher Order Cauchy-Pompeiu Formula for Functions with Values in a Universal Clifford Algebra
Zhongxiang, Zhang
2007-01-01
By constructing suitable kernel functions, a higher order Cauchy-Pompeiu formula for functions with values in a universal Clifford algebra is obtained, leading to a higher order Cauchy integral formula.
From Clifford Algebra of Nonrelativistic Phase Space to Quarks and Leptons of the Standard Model
Żenczykowski, Piotr
2015-01-01
We review a recently proposed Clifford-algebra approach to elementary particles. We start with: (1) a philosophical background that motivates a maximally symmetric treatment of position and momentum variables, and: (2) an analysis of the minimal conceptual assumptions needed in quark mass extraction procedures. With these points in mind, a variation on Born's reciprocity argument provides us with an unorthodox view on the problem of mass. The idea of space quantization suggests then the linearization of the nonrelativistic quadratic form ${\\bf p}^2 +{\\bf x}^2$ with position and momentum satisfying standard commutation relations. This leads to the 64-dimensional Clifford algebra ${Cl}_{6,0}$ of nonrelativistic phase space within which one identifies the internal quantum numbers of a single Standard Model generation of elementary particles (i.e. weak isospin, hypercharge, and color). The relevant quantum numbers are naturally linked to the symmetries of macroscopic phase space. It is shown that the obtained pha...
Fermi-Bose duality of the Dirac equation and extended real Clifford-Dirac algebra
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I.Yu. Krivsky
2010-01-01
Full Text Available We have proved on the basis of the symmetry analysis of the standard Dirac equation with nonzero mass that this equation may describe not only fermions of spin 1/2 but also bosons of spin 1. The new bosonic symmetries of the Dirac equation in both the Foldy-Wouthuysen and the Pauli-Dirac representations are found. Among these symmetries (together with the 32-dimensional pure matrix algebra of invariance the new, physically meaningful, spin 1 Poincare symmetry of equation under consideration is proved. In order to provide the corresponding proofs, a 64-dimensional extended real Clifford-Dirac algebra is put into consideration.
Relativistic quantum theory of fermions based on the Clifford algebra C7
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A relativistic quantum theory of spin- 1/2 fermions is presented that includes a charge algebra, as well as an operator that distinguishes between leptons and baryons. This, in effect, extends the Clifford algebra C4 of Dirac's γ matrices to C7. Moreover, the particle states Psi are represented here by elements of C7 as products of projection operators, instead of column vectors. A number of important results are derived, and the theory serves as a foundation for constructing physical particle states as tensor products of the bare fermion states
A sequence of Clifford algebras and three replicas of Dirac particle
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The embedding of Dirac algebra into a sequence N=1, 2, 3,... of Clifford algebras is discussed, leading to Dirac equations with N=1 additional, electromagnetically ''hidden'' spins 1/2. It is shown that there are three and only three replicas N=1, 3, 5 of Dirac particle if the theory of relativity together with the probability interpretation of wave function is applied both to the ''visible'' spin and ''hidden'' spins, and a new ''hidden exclusion principle''is imposed on the wave function (then ''hidden'' spins add up to zero). It is appealing to explore this idea in order to explain the puzzle of three generations of lepton and quarks. (author)
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A novel Weyl-Heisenberg algebra in Clifford spaces is constructed that is based on a matrix-valued HAB extension of Planck's constant. As a result of this modified Weyl-Heisenberg algebra one will no longer be able to measure, simultaneously, the pairs of variables (x, px), (x, py), (x, pz), (y, px), ... with absolute precision. New Klein-Gordon and Dirac wave equations and dispersion relations in Clifford spaces are presented. The latter Dirac equation is a generalization of the Dirac-Lanczos-Barut-Hestenes equation. We display the explicit isomorphism between Yang's noncommutative spacetime algebra and the area-coordinates algebra associated with Clifford spaces. The former Yang's algebra involves noncommuting coordinates and momenta with a minimum Planck scale λ (ultraviolet cutoff) and a minimum momentum p ℎ/R (maximal length R, infrared cutoff). The double-scaling limit of Yang's algebra λ → 0, R → ∞, in conjunction with the large n → ∞ limit, leads naturally to the area quantization condition λR = L2 = nλ2 (in Planck area units) given in terms of the discrete angular-momentum eigenvalues n. It is shown how modified Newtonian dynamics is also a consequence of Yang's algebra resulting from the modified Poisson brackets. Finally, another noncommutative algebra which differs from Yang's algebra and related to the minimal length uncertainty relations is presented. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of noncommutative QM and QFT's in Clifford spaces
Schertzer, Daniel; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia
2014-05-01
A complex key feature of turbulence is that the velocity is a vector field, whereas intermittency, another key feature, has been mostly understood, analysed and simulated in scalar frameworks. This gap has prevented many developments. Some years ago, the general framework of 'Lie cascades' was introduced (Schertzer and Lovejoy, 1993) to deal with both features by considering cascades generated by stochastic Lie algebra. However, the theoretical efforts were mostly concentrated on the decomposition of this algebra into its radical and a semi-simple algebra and faced too many degrees of freedom. In this communication, we show that the class of Clifford algebra is already wide enough, very convenient and physically meaningful to understand, analyse and simulate intermittent vector fields.
Application of geometric algebra to electromagnetic scattering the Clifford-Cauchy-Dirac technique
Seagar, Andrew
2016-01-01
This work presents the Clifford-Cauchy-Dirac (CCD) technique for solving problems involving the scattering of electromagnetic radiation from materials of all kinds. It allows anyone who is interested to master techniques that lead to simpler and more efficient solutions to problems of electromagnetic scattering than are currently in use. The technique is formulated in terms of the Cauchy kernel, single integrals, Clifford algebra and a whole-field approach. This is in contrast to many conventional techniques that are formulated in terms of Green's functions, double integrals, vector calculus and the combined field integral equation (CFIE). Whereas these conventional techniques lead to an implementation using the method of moments (MoM), the CCD technique is implemented as alternating projections onto convex sets in a Banach space. The ultimate outcome is an integral formulation that lends itself to a more direct and efficient solution than conventionally is the case, and applies without exception to all types...
On Clifford-algebraic dimensional extension and SUSY holography
Gates, S. J.; Hübsch, T.; Stiffler, K.
2015-03-01
We analyze the group of maximal automorphisms of the N-extended worldline supersymmetry algebra, and its action on off-shell supermultiplets. This defines a concept of "holoraumy" that extends the notions of holonomy and curvature in a novel way and provides information about the geometry of the supermultiplet field-space. In turn, the "holoraumy" transformations of 0-brane dimensionally reduced supermultiplets provide information about Lorentz transformations in the higher-dimensional space-time from which the 0-brane supermultiplets are descended. Specifically, Spin(3) generators are encoded within 0-brane "holoraumy" tensors. Worldline supermultiplets are thus able to holographically encrypt information about higher-dimensional space-time geometry.
On Clifford-Algebraic "Holoraumy", Dimensional Extension, and SUSY Holography
Gates, S J; Stiffler, K
2014-01-01
We analyze the group of maximal automorphisms of the N-extended world-line supersymmetry algebra, and its action on off-shell supermultiplets. This defines a concept of "holoraumy" that extends the notions of holonomy and curvature in a novel way and provides information about the geometry of the supermultiplet field-space. In turn, the "holoraumy" transformations of 0-brane dimensionally reduced supermultiplets provide information about Lorentz transformations in the higher-dimensional spacetime from which the 0-brane supermultiplets are descended. World-line supermultiplets are thus able to holographically encrypt information about higher dimensional spacetime geometry.
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The algebraic structure of the real Clifford algebras (CA) of vector spaces with non-degenerated scalar product of arbitrary signature is studied, and a classification formula for this is obtained. The latter is based on three sequences of integer numbers from which one is the Radon-Harwitz sequence. A new representation method of real CA is constructed. This leads to a geometrical representation of real Clifford algebras in which the representation spaces are subspaces of the CA itself (''spinor spaces''). One of these spinor spaces is a subalgebra of the original CA. The relation between CA and external algebras is studied. Each external algebra with a scalar product possesses the structure of a CA. From the geometric representation developed here then follows that spinors are inhomogeneous external forms. The transformation behaviour of spinors under the orthogonal, as well as under the general linear group is studied. By means of these algebraic results the spinor connexion and the covariant Dirac operator on a differential manifold are introduced. In the geometrical representation a further in ternal SL(2,R) symmetry of the Dirac equation (DE) is shown. Furthermore other equivalent formulations of the DE can be obtained. Of special interest is the tetrade formulation of the DE. A generalization of the DE is introduced. The equations of motion of the classical relativistic spin particle are derived by means of spinors and CA from a variational principle. From this interesting formal analogies with the supersymmetric theories of the spin particle result. Finally the DE in the curved space-time is established and studied in the tetrade formulation. Using the methods developed here a new exact solution of the coupled Einstein-Curtan-Dirac theory was found (massice ''Ghost-Dirac fields''). (orig.)
First order differential operator associated to the Cauchy-Riemann operator in a Clifford algebra
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The complex differentiation transforms holomorphic functions into holomorphic functions. Analogously, the conjugate Cauchy-Riemann operator of the Clifford algebra transforms regular functions into regular functions. This paper determines more general first order operator L (matrix-type) for which Lu is regular provided u is regular. For such operator L, the initial value problem ∂u / ∂t = L (t, x, u, ∂u / ∂x) (1) u(0, x) = φ(x) (2) is solvable for an arbitrary regular function φ and the solution is regular in x for each t. (author)
A new linear Dirac-like spin-3/2 wave equation using Clifford algebra
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A new linear Dirac-like wave equation for spin-3/2 is derived, employing four of the seven irreducible eight-dimensional matrices obeying the Clifford algebra C7 with the wave function having the needed eight components only. Though this wave equation is not manifestly covariant and the wave function employed is not locally covariant, it is relativistically invariant and by its very derivation is connected to the Weaver, Hammer and Good (Phys. Rev.; 135: B241 (1964)) formalism for spin-3/2 by a chain of transformations which can be arbitrarily chosen to be either unitary or non-unitary. (author)
Dechant, Pierre-Philippe
2013-01-01
Quaternionic representations of Coxeter (reflection) groups of ranks 3 and 4, as well as those of E_8, have been used extensively in the literature. The present paper analyses such Coxeter groups in the Clifford Geometric Algebra framework, which affords a simple way of performing reflections and rotations whilst exposing more clearly the underlying geometry. The Clifford approach shows that the quaternionic representations in fact have very simple geometric interpretations. The representations of the groups A_1 x A_1 x A_1, A_3, B_3 and H_3 of rank 3 in terms of pure quaternions are shown to be simply the Hodge dualised root vectors, which determine the reflection planes of the Coxeter groups. Two successive reflections result in a rotation, described by the geometric product of the two reflection vectors, giving a Clifford spinor. The spinors for the rank-3 groups A_1 x A_1 x A_1, A_3, B_3 and H_3 yield a new simple construction of binary polyhedral groups. These in turn generate the groups A_1 x A_1 x A_1 ...
The Clifford algebra of nonrelativistic phase space and the concept of mass
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Prompted by a recent demonstration that the structure of a single quark-lepton generation may be understood via a Dirac-like linearization of the form p2 + x2, we analyse the corresponding Clifford algebra in some detail. After classifying all elements of this algebra according to their U(1) x SU(3) and SU(2) transformation properties, we identify the element which might be associated with the concept of lepton mass. This element is then transformed into a corresponding element for a single coloured quark. It is shown that-although none of the three thus obtained individual quark mass elements is rotationally invariant-the rotational invariance of the quark mass term is restored when the sum over quark colours is performed
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A 64-dimensional extended real Clifford-Dirac algebra is introduced. On its basis, new pure matrix symmetries of the Dirac equation in the Foldy-Wouthuysen representation was found. Finally, spin 1 Poincare symmetries both for the Foldy-Wouthuysen and standard Dirac equations with nonzero mass are found.
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The dynamics of split fields in one dimension are extended to three dimensions using Clifford algebra. The solutions of the resulting equations provide a unique insight into wave splitting and allow the construction of wave splittings in three dimensions that may be useful in solving the three-dimensional inverse scattering problem in the time domain
Using Clifford Algebra to Understand the Nature of Negative Pressure Waves
McClellan, Gene
2014-03-01
The geometric algebra of 3-D Euclidean space, a sub-discipline of Clifford algebra, is a useful tool for analyzing wave propagation. We use geometric algebra to explore the concept of negative pressure. In free space a straightforward extension of Maxwell's equations using geometric algebra yields a theory in which classical electromagnetic waves coexist with nonelectromagnetic waves having retrograde momentum. By retrograde momentum we mean waves carrying momentum pointing in the opposite direction of energy flow. If such waves exist, they would have negative pressure. In rebounding from a wall, they would pull rather than push. In this presentation we use standard methods of analyzing energy and momentum conservation and their flow through the surface of an enclosed volume to illustrate the properties of both the electromagnetic and nonelectromagnetic solutions of the extended Maxwell equations. The nonelectromagnetic waves consist of coupled scalar and electric waves and coupled magnetic and pseudoscalar waves. They superimpose linearly with electromagnetic waves. We show that the nonelectromagnetic waves, besides having negative pressure, propagate with the speed of light and do not interact with conserved electric currents. Hence, they have three properties in common with dark energy.
PT-symmetry, Cartan decompositions, Lie triple systems and Krein space-related Clifford algebras
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Guenther, Uwe [Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf, PO Box 510119, D-01314 Dresden (Germany); Kuzhel, Sergii, E-mail: u.guenther@fzd.d, E-mail: kuzhel@imath.kiev.u [Institute of Mathematics of the NAS of Ukraine, 01601 Kyiv (Ukraine)
2010-10-01
Gauged PT quantum mechanics (PTQM) and corresponding Krein space setups are studied. For models with constant non-Abelian gauge potentials and extended parity inversions compact and noncompact Lie group components are analyzed via Cartan decompositions. A Lie-triple structure is found and an interpretation as PT-symmetrically generalized Jaynes-Cummings model is possible with close relation to recently studied cavity QED setups with transmon states in multilevel artificial atoms. For models with Abelian gauge potentials a hidden Clifford algebra structure is found and used to obtain the fundamental symmetry of Krein space-related J-self-adjoint extensions for PTQM setups with ultra-localized potentials. (fast track communication)
A Clifford Algebra Approach to the Classical Problem of a Charge in a Magnetic Monopole Field
Vaz, Jayme
2013-05-01
The motion of an electric charge in the field of a magnetic monopole is described by means of a Lagrangian model written in terms of the Clifford algebra of the physical space. The equations of motion are written in terms of a radial equation (involving r=| r|, where r( t) is the charge trajectory) and a rotor equation (written in terms of an unitary operator spinor R). The solution corresponding to the charge trajectory in the field of a magnetic monopole is given in parametric form. The model can be generalized in order to describe the motion of a charge in the field of a magnetic monopole and other additional central forces, and as an example, we discuss the classical ones involving linear and inverse square interactions.
New insights in the standard model of quantum physics in Clifford algebra
Daviau, Claude
2013-01-01
Why Clifford algebra is the true mathematical frame of the standard model of quantum physics. Why the time is everywhere oriented and why the left side shall never become the right side. Why positrons have also a positive proper energy. Why there is a Planck constant. Why a mass is not a charge. Why a system of particles implies the existence of the inverse of the individual wave function. Why a fourth neutrino should be a good candidate for black matter. Why concepts as “parity” and “reverse” are essential. Why the electron of a H atom is in only one bound state. Plus 2 very remarkable identities, and the invariant wave equations that they imply. Plus 3 generations and 4 neutrinos. Plus 5 dimensions in the space and 6 dimensions in space-time…
Families of isospectral matrix Hamiltonians by deformation of the Clifford algebra on a phase space
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By using a recently developed method, we report five different families of isospectral 2 x 2 matrix Hamiltonians defined on a four-dimensional (4D) phase space. The employed method is based on a realization of the supersymmetry idea on the phase space whose complexified Clifford algebra structure is deformed with the Moyal star-product. Each reported family comprises many physically relevant special models. 2D Pauli Hamiltonians, systems involving spin-orbit interactions such as Aharonov-Casher-type systems, a supermembrane toy model and models describing motion in noncentral electromagnetic fields as well as Rashba- and Dresselhaus-type systems from semiconductor physics are obtained, together with their super-partners, as special cases. A large family of isospectral systems characterized by the whole set of analytic functions is also presented.
PT-symmetry, Cartan decompositions, Lie triple systems and Krein space-related Clifford algebras
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Gauged PT quantum mechanics (PTQM) and corresponding Krein space setups are studied. For models with constant non-Abelian gauge potentials and extended parity inversions compact and noncompact Lie group components are analyzed via Cartan decompositions. A Lie-triple structure is found and an interpretation as PT-symmetrically generalized Jaynes-Cummings model is possible with close relation to recently studied cavity QED setups with transmon states in multilevel artificial atoms. For models with Abelian gauge potentials a hidden Clifford algebra structure is found and used to obtain the fundamental symmetry of Krein space-related J-self-adjoint extensions for PTQM setups with ultra-localized potentials. (fast track communication)
Vector coherent states from Plancherel's theorem, Clifford algebras and matrix domains
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As a substantial generalization of the technique for constructing canonical and the related nonlinear and q-deformed coherent states, we present here a method for constructing vector coherent states (VCS) in the same spirit. These VCS may have a finite or an infinite number of components. The resulting formalism, which involves an assumption on the existence of a resolution of the identity, is broad enough to include all the definitions of coherent states existing in the current literature, subject to this restriction. As examples, we first apply the technique to construct VCS using the Plancherel isometry for groups and VCS associated with Clifford algebras, in particular quaternions. As physical examples, we discuss VCS for a quantum optical model and finally apply the general technique to build VCS over certain matrix domains
Clifford代数Clp，q的中心子代数%The Central Subalgebra of Clifford Algebra Clp,q
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宋元凤; 李武明; 丁宝霞
2011-01-01
（p，q）型Minkowski空间Rp,q的Clifford代数Clp-q是一类2p＋q维的实结合代数，当p＋q〉1时是非交换代数．文中讨论了Clp-q的中心Cen（Clp,q）的相关性质，利用基元的Clifford积导出由p，q确定Clp,q中心的公式．%Clifford algebra Clp,q of （p,q） Minkowski space R p,qare a class of2p＋qdimension real associative algebra, as p ＋ q 〉 1 , they are non - commutative algebra. The properties of Clp,q center Cen （Clp,q） are discussed by using Clifford product to derive the formula of Clp,q center.
m-Qubit states embedded in Clifford algebras CL2m
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The quantum theory of a finite quantum system with L degrees of freedom is usually set up by associating it with a Hilbert space H of dimension d(L) and identifying observables and states in the matrix algebra Md(C). For the case d = 2m, m integer, this algebra can be identified with the Clifford algebra CL2m. The case of d = 2m dimensions is simply realized by a system with m dichotomic degrees of freedom, an m-qubit system for instance. The physically relevant new point is the appearance of a new (symmetry-?)group SO(2m). A possible interpretation of the space in which this group operates is proposed. It is shown that the eigenvalues of m-qubit-type states only depend on SO(2m)-invariants. We use this fact to determine state parameter domains (generalized Bloch spheres) for states classified as SO(2m)-tensors. The classification of states and interactions of components of a physical m-qubit system as k-tensors and pseudotensors (0 ≤ k ≤ m) leads to rules similar to those found in elementary quantum mechanics. The question of electromagnetic interactions is shortly broached. We sketch, pars pro toto, a graphical interpretation of tensor contractions appearing in perturbative expansions
Dechant, Pierre-Philippe
2016-01-01
In this paper, we make the case that Clifford algebra is the natural framework for root systems and reflection groups, as well as related groups such as the conformal and modular groups: The metric that exists on these spaces can always be used to construct the corresponding Clifford algebra. Via the Cartan-Dieudonn\\'e theorem all the transformations of interest can be written as products of reflections and thus via `sandwiching' with Clifford algebra multivectors. These multivector groups can be used to perform concrete calculations in different groups, e.g. the various types of polyhedral groups, and we treat the example of the tetrahedral group $A_3$ in detail. As an aside, this gives a constructive result that induces from every 3D root system a root system in dimension four, which hinges on the facts that the group of spinors provides a double cover of the rotations, the space of 3D spinors has a 4D euclidean inner product, and with respect to this inner product the group of spinors can be shown to be cl...
Climate and weather across scales: singularities and stochastic Levy-Clifford algebra
Schertzer, Daniel; Tchiguirinskaia, Ioulia
2016-04-01
There have been several attempts to understand and simulate the fluctuations of weather and climate across scales. Beyond mono/uni-scaling approaches (e.g. using spectral analysis), this was done with the help of multifractal techniques that aim to track and simulate the scaling singularities of the underlying equations instead of relying on numerical, scale truncated simulations of these equations (Royer et al., 2008, Lovejoy and Schertzer, 2013). However, these techniques were limited to deal with scalar fields, instead of dealing directly with a system of complex interactions and non trivial symmetries. The latter is unfortunately indispensable to answer to the challenging question of being able to assess the climatology of (exo-) planets based on first principles (Pierrehumbert, 2013) or to fully address the question of the relevance of quasi-geostrophic turbulence and to define an effective, fractal dimension of the atmospheric motions (Schertzer et al., 2012). In this talk, we present a plausible candidate based on the combination of Lévy stable processes and Clifford algebra. Together they combine stochastic and structural properties that are strongly universal. They therefore define with the help of a few physically meaningful parameters a wide class of stochastic symmetries, as well as high dimensional vector- or manifold-valued fields respecting these symmetries (Schertzer and Tchiguirinskaia, 2015). Lovejoy, S. & Schertzer, D., 2013. The Weather and Climate: Emergent Laws and Multifractal Cascades. Cambridge U.K. Cambridge Univeristy Press. Pierrehumbert, R.T., 2013. Strange news from other stars. Nature Geoscience, 6(2), pp.81-83. Royer, J.F. et al., 2008. Multifractal analysis of the evolution of simulated precipitation over France in a climate scenario. C.R. Geoscience, 340(431-440). Schertzer, D. et al., 2012. Quasi-geostrophic turbulence and generalized scale invariance, a theoretical reply. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, pp.327-336. Schertzer, D
Ablamowicz, Rafal
2011-01-01
We introduce on the abstract level in real Clifford algebras \\cl_{p,q} of a non-degenerate quadratic space (V,Q), where Q has signature \\epsilon=(p,q), a transposition anti-involution \\tp. In a spinor representation, the anti-involution \\tp gives transposition, complex Hermitian conjugation or quaternionic Hermitian conjugation when the spinor space \\check{S} is viewed as a \\cl_{p,q}-left and \\check{K}-right module with \\check{K} isomorphic to R or R^2, C, or, H or H^2. \\tp is a lifting to \\cl_{p,q} of an orthogonal involution \\tve: V \\rightarrow V which depends on the signature of Q. The involution is a symmetric correlatio \\tve: V \\rightarrow V^{*} \\cong V and it allows one to define a reciprocal basis for the dual space (V^{*},Q). The anti-involution \\tp acts as reversion on \\cl_{p,0} and as conjugation on \\cl_{0,q}. Using the concept of a transpose of a linear mapping one can show that if [L_u] is a matrix in the left regular representation of the operator L_u: \\cl_{p,q} \\rightarrow \\cl_{p,q} relative to ...
Clifford algebra-based structure filtering analysis for geophysical vector fields
Yu, Z.; Luo, W.; Yi, L.; Hu, Y.; Yuan, L.
2013-07-01
A new Clifford algebra-based vector field filtering method, which combines amplitude similarity and direction difference synchronously, is proposed. Firstly, a modified correlation product is defined by combining the amplitude similarity and direction difference. Then, a structure filtering algorithm is constructed based on the modified correlation product. With custom template and thresholds applied to the modulus and directional fields independently, our approach can reveal not only the modulus similarities but also the classification of the angular distribution. Experiments on exploring the tempo-spatial evolution of the 2002-2003 El Niño from the global wind data field are used to test the algorithm. The results suggest that both the modulus similarity and directional information given by our approach can reveal the different stages and dominate factors of the process of the El Niño evolution. Additional information such as the directional stability of the El Niño can also be extracted. All the above suggest our method can provide a new powerful and applicable tool for geophysical vector field analysis.
Clifford algebra-based structure filtering analysis for geophysical vector fields
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Z. Yu
2013-07-01
Full Text Available A new Clifford algebra-based vector field filtering method, which combines amplitude similarity and direction difference synchronously, is proposed. Firstly, a modified correlation product is defined by combining the amplitude similarity and direction difference. Then, a structure filtering algorithm is constructed based on the modified correlation product. With custom template and thresholds applied to the modulus and directional fields independently, our approach can reveal not only the modulus similarities but also the classification of the angular distribution. Experiments on exploring the tempo-spatial evolution of the 2002–2003 El Niño from the global wind data field are used to test the algorithm. The results suggest that both the modulus similarity and directional information given by our approach can reveal the different stages and dominate factors of the process of the El Niño evolution. Additional information such as the directional stability of the El Niño can also be extracted. All the above suggest our method can provide a new powerful and applicable tool for geophysical vector field analysis.
A GENERALIZED WINDOWED FOURIER TRANSFORM IN REAL CLIFFORD ALGEBRA CL0;N
Bahri, Mawardi
2011-01-01
The Clifford Fourier transform in Cl0;n (CFT) can be regarded as a generalization of the two-dimensional quaternionic Fourier transform (QFT), which is introduced from the mathematical aspect by Brackx at first. In this research paper, we propose the Clifford windowed Fourier transform using the kernel of the CFT. Some important properties of the transform are investigated.
On Clifford neurons and Clifford multi-layer perceptrons.
Buchholz, Sven; Sommer, Gerald
2008-09-01
We study the framework of Clifford algebra for the design of neural architectures capable of processing different geometric entities. The benefits of this model-based computation over standard real-valued networks are demonstrated. One particular example thereof is the new class of so-called Spinor Clifford neurons. The paper provides a sound theoretical basis to Clifford neural computation. For that purpose the new concepts of isomorphic neurons and isomorphic representations are introduced. A unified training rule for Clifford MLPs is also provided. The topic of activation functions for Clifford MLPs is discussed in detail for all two-dimensional Clifford algebras for the first time. PMID:18514482
Quantum gravity, Clifford algebras, fuzzy set theory and the fundamental constants of nature
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In a recent paper entitled 'Quantum gravity from descriptive set theory', published in Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, we considered following the P-adic quantum theory, the possibility of abandoning the Archimedean axiom and introducing a fundamental physical limitation on the smallest length in quantum spacetime. Proceeding that way we arrived at the conclusion that maximising the Hawking-Bekenstein informational content of spacetime makes the existence of a transfinite geometry for physical 'spacetime' plausible or even inevitable. Subsequently we introduced a mathematical description of a transfinite, non-Archimedean geometry using descriptive set theory where a similar conclusion regarding the transfiniteness of quantum spacetime may be drawn from the existence of the Unruh temperature. In particular we introduced a straight forward logarithmic gauge transformation linking, as far as we are aware for the first time, classical gravity with the electroweak via a version of informational entropy. That way we found using ε(∞) and complexity theory that α-barG=(2)α-barew-1=1.7x1038 where α-barG is the dimensionless Newton gravity constant and α-barew=128 is the fine structure constant at the electroweak unification scale. The present work is concerned with more or less the same category of fundamental questions pertinent to quantum gravity. However we switch our mathematical apparatus to a combination of Clifford algebras and set theory. In doing that, the central and vital role of the work of D. Finkelstein becomes much more tangible and clearer than in most of our previous works
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We give an eight-dimensional realization of the Clifford algebra in the five-dimensional Galilean covariant spacetime by using a dimensional reduction from the (5 + 1) Minkowski spacetime to the (4 + 1) Minkowski spacetime which encompasses the Galilean covariant spacetime. A set of solutions of the Dirac-type equation in the five-dimensional Galilean covariant spacetime is obtained, based on the Pauli representation of 8 x 8 gamma matrices. In order to find an explicit solution, we diagonalize the Klein-Gordon divisor by using the Galilean boost
Clifford algebra and the structure of point groups in higher-dimensional spaces
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With the basic Clifford units being identified as mirrors, it is demonstrated how proper and improper symmetry operations of point groups in spaces of arbitrary dimensions can be parametrized. In such an approach consistency with parametrizations for groups in three dimensions can be achieved even if double groups are considered. The conversion of Clifford parameters into Cartesian matrices and vice versa is discussed and, for rotations in R4, also the parametrization in terms of pairs of rotations in R3. The formalism is illustrated by a number of examples
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We investigate the two-dimensional version of the Chern-Simons action derived from the recently proposed even-dimensional generalized Chern-Simons action. We show that the two-dimensional topological gravity emerges if we choose the Clifford algebra as a nonstandard gauge symmetry algebra required from the generalized Chern-Simons action. We find a ''hidden order parameter'' which differentiates the gravity phase and nongravity phase
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Henrik Aratyn
2007-02-01
Full Text Available We use a Grassmannian framework to define multi-component tau functions as expectation values of certain multi-component Fermi operators satisfying simple bilinear commutation relations on Clifford algebra. The tau functions contain both positive and negative flows and are shown to satisfy the $2n$-component KP hierarchy. The hierarchy equations can be formulated in terms of pseudo-differential equations for $nimes n$ matrix wave functions derived in terms of tau functions. These equations are cast in form of Sato-Wilson relations. A reduction process leads to the AKNS, two-component Camassa-Holm and Cecotti-Vafa models and the formalism provides simple formulas for their solutions.
Daviau, Claude
2014-01-01
A wave equation with mass term is studied for all particles and antiparticles of the first generation: electron and its neutrino, positron and antineutrino, quarks $u$ and $d$ with three states of color and antiquarks $\\overline{u}$ and $\\overline{d}$. This wave equation is form invariant under the $Cl_3^*$ group generalizing the relativistic invariance. It is gauge invariant under the $U(1)\\times SU(2) \\times SU(3)$ group of the standard model of quantum physics. The wave is a function of space and time with value in the Clifford algebra $Cl_{1,5}$. All features of the standard model, charge conjugation, color, left waves, Lagrangian formalism, are linked to the geometry of this extended space-time.
Daviau, Claude; Bertrand, Jacques
A wave equation with mass term is studied for all particles and antiparticles of the first generation: electron and its neutrino, positron and antineutrino, quarks $u$ and $d$ with three states of color and antiquarks $\\overline{u}$ and $\\overline{d}$. This wave equation is form invariant under the $Cl_3^*$ group generalizing the relativistic invariance. It is gauge invariant under the $U(1)\\times SU(2) \\times SU(3)$ group of the standard model of quantum physics. The wave is a function of space and time with value in the Clifford algebra $Cl_{1,5}$. All features of the standard model, charge conjugation, color, left waves, Lagrangian formalism, are linked to the geometry of this extended space-time.
Magnetic monopoles without string in the Kaehler-Clifford algebra: a geometrical interpretation
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In substitution for Dirac monopoles with string (and for topological monopoles) we have recently introduced monopoles without string on the basis of a generalized potential, the sum of a vector A and a pseudo-vector sub(γ5)B potential. By making recourse to the Clifford bundle C (τ M,g) [ T sub(x) M,g) = IR sup(1,3); C (T sub(x) M,g) = IR sub(1,3)], which just allows adding together for each x ε M tensors of different ranks, in a previous paper we succeeded in constructing a lagrangian and hamiltonian formalism for interacting monopoles and charges that can be regarded as satisfactory from various points of view. In the present note, after having completed our formalism, we put forth a purely geometrical interpretation of it within the Kaehler-Clifford bundle K (τ sup(*) M
The classical problem of the charge and pole motion. A satisfactory formalism by Clifford algebras
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In a previous paper of ours [Phys. Lett. B 173(1986) 233; B 188 (1987) 511E] we put forth a theoretical approach to magnetic monopoles without a string which is formulated in a Clifford bundle. To 'complete' our theory, we show that the Maxwell euqations - with magnetic monopoles - do imply the correct couplings of the electric current and magnetic current with the electromagnetic field (and, therefore, imply the Lorentz forces and the correct motion equations). In other words, within our Clifford approach to classical electromagnetism, the motion equations and the couplings are derivable from the field equations, without any further recourse to a variational principle and without any ad hoc postulate. The price to pay for that result seems merely to be a very natural assumption, analogous to a similar one that is quite standard in general relativity. (orig.)
Clifford wavelets, singular integrals, and Hardy spaces
Mitrea, Marius
1994-01-01
The book discusses the extensions of basic Fourier Analysis techniques to the Clifford algebra framework. Topics covered: construction of Clifford-valued wavelets, Calderon-Zygmund theory for Clifford valued singular integral operators on Lipschitz hyper-surfaces, Hardy spaces of Clifford monogenic functions on Lipschitz domains. Results are applied to potential theory and elliptic boundary value problems on non-smooth domains. The book is self-contained to a large extent and well-suited for graduate students and researchers in the areas of wavelet theory, Harmonic and Clifford Analysis. It will also interest the specialists concerned with the applications of the Clifford algebra machinery to Mathematical Physics.
Understanding geometric algebra Hamilton, Grassmann, and Clifford for computer vision and graphics
Kanatani, Kenichi
2015-01-01
Introduction PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK OTHER FEATURES 3D Euclidean Geometry VECTORS BASIS AND COMPONENTS INNER PRODUCT AND NORM VECTOR PRODUCTS SCALAR TRIPLE PRODUCT PROJECTION, REJECTION, AND REFLECTION ROTATION PLANES LINES PLANES AND LINES Oblique Coordinate Systems RECIPROCAL BASIS RECIPROCAL COMPONENTS INNER, VECTOR, AND SCALAR TRIPLE PRODUCTS METRIC TENSOR RECIPROCITY OF EXPRESSIONS COORDINATE TRANSFORMATIONSHamilton's Quaternion Algebra QUATERNIONS ALGEBRA OF QUATERNIONS CONJUGATE, NORM, AND INVERSE REPRESENTATION OF ROTATION BY QUATERNION Grassmann's Outer Product
Real representations of finite Clifford algebras. II. Explicit construction and pseudo-octonion
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It has been shown that any real irreducible representation of any C(p,q) can be, in principle, explicitly constructed inductively. The relation between the pseudo-octonion algebra and C(8,0) as well as C(0,8) has also been investigated in some detail. Finally, dimensions of the real spinor representations of SO(p,q) have been studied
Lounesto, Pertti
1993-01-01
This volume contains a facsimile reproduction of Marcel Riesz's notes of a set of lectures he delivered at the University of Maryland, College Park, between October 1957 and January 1958, which has not been formally published to date This seminal material (arranged in four chapters), which contributed greatly to the start of modern research on Clifford algebras, is supplemented in this book by notes which Riesz dictated to E Folke Bolinder in the following year and which were intended to be a fifth chapter of the Riesz lecture notes In addition, Riesz's work on Clifford algebra is put into an historical perspective in a separate review by P Lounesto As well as providing an introduction to Clifford algebra, this volume will be of value to those interested in the history of mathematics
Pansart, Jean Pierre
2016-01-01
Gauge fields associated to the Dirac matrix algebra used with the standard quadratic gauge field Lagrangian lead to an extended gravitational Lagrangian which includes the Einstein-Hilbert one, plus quadratic, cosmological constant and torsion terms. This note looks at three cases : the static central symmetric field, the isotropic expanding universe, and the asymptotic field of a rotating body, and show that, in weak gravitational fields, there is no contradiction with General Relativity results.
Fermi-Bose duality of the Dirac equation and extended real Clifford-Dirac algebra
I.Yu. Krivsky; Simulik, V. M.
2010-01-01
We have proved on the basis of the symmetry analysis of the standard Dirac equation with nonzero mass that this equation may describe not only fermions of spin 1/2 but also bosons of spin 1. The new bosonic symmetries of the Dirac equation in both the Foldy-Wouthuysen and the Pauli-Dirac representations are found. Among these symmetries (together with the 32-dimensional pure matrix algebra of invariance) the new, physically meaningful, spin 1 Poincare symmetry of equation under consideration ...
Clifford Hopf gebra for two-dimensional space
Fauser, Bertfried; Oziewicz, Zbigniew
2000-01-01
A Clifford algebra Cl(V,\\eta\\in V^*\\otimes V^*) jointly with a Clifford cogebra Cl(V,\\xi\\in V\\otimes V) is said to be a Clifford biconvolution Cl(\\eta,\\xi). We show that a Clifford biconvolution for dim_R Cl=4 does possess an antipode iff det(id-\\xi\\circ\\eta)\
Analysis of two-player quantum games in an EPR setting using Clifford's geometric algebra.
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Full Text Available The framework for playing quantum games in an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR type setting is investigated using the mathematical formalism of geometric algebra (GA. The main advantage of this framework is that the players' strategy sets remain identical to the ones in the classical mixed-strategy version of the game, and hence the quantum game becomes a proper extension of the classical game, avoiding a criticism of other quantum game frameworks. We produce a general solution for two-player games, and as examples, we analyze the games of Prisoners' Dilemma and Stag Hunt in the EPR setting. The use of GA allows a quantum-mechanical analysis without the use of complex numbers or the Dirac Bra-ket notation, and hence is more accessible to the non-physicist.
Analysis of Two-Player Quantum Games in an EPR Setting Using Clifford's Geometric Algebra
Chappell, James M.; Iqbal, Azhar; Abbott, Derek
2012-01-01
The framework for playing quantum games in an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) type setting is investigated using the mathematical formalism of geometric algebra (GA). The main advantage of this framework is that the players' strategy sets remain identical to the ones in the classical mixed-strategy version of the game, and hence the quantum game becomes a proper extension of the classical game, avoiding a criticism of other quantum game frameworks. We produce a general solution for two-player games, and as examples, we analyze the games of Prisoners' Dilemma and Stag Hunt in the EPR setting. The use of GA allows a quantum-mechanical analysis without the use of complex numbers or the Dirac Bra-ket notation, and hence is more accessible to the non-physicist. PMID:22279525
Clifford Fibrations and Possible Kinematics
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Alan S. McRae
2009-07-01
Full Text Available Following Herranz and Santander [Herranz F.J., Santander M., Mem. Real Acad. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Natur. Madrid 32 (1998, 59-84, physics/9702030] we will construct homogeneous spaces based on possible kinematical algebras and groups [Bacry H., Levy-Leblond J.-M., J. Math. Phys. 9 (1967, 1605-1614] and their contractions for 2-dimensional spacetimes. Our construction is different in that it is based on a generalized Clifford fibration: Following Penrose [Penrose R., Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 2005] we will call our fibration a Clifford fibration and not a Hopf fibration, as our fibration is a geometrical construction. The simple algebraic properties of the fibration describe the geometrical properties of the kinematical algebras and groups as well as the spacetimes that are derived from them. We develop an algebraic framework that handles all possible kinematic algebras save one, the static algebra.
Invariants of the local Clifford group
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We study the algebra of complex polynomials which remain invariant under the action of the local Clifford group under conjugation. Within this algebra, we consider the linear spaces of homogeneous polynomials degree by degree and construct bases for these vector spaces for each degree, thereby obtaining a generating set of polynomial invariants. Our approach is based on the description of Clifford operators in terms of linear operations over GF(2). Such a study of polynomial invariants of the local Clifford group is mainly of importance in quantum coding theory, in particular in the classification of binary quantum codes. Some applications in entanglement theory and quantum computing are briefly discussed as well
The Clifford-Fourier transform $\\mathcal{F}_O$ and monogenic extensions
Lopez, Arnoldo Bezanilla; Sanchez, Omar Leon
2014-01-01
Several versions of the Fourier transform have been formulated in the framework of Clifford algebra. We present a (Clifford-Fourier) transform, constructed using the geometric properties of Clifford algebra. We show the corresponding results of operational calculus. We obtain a technique to construct monogenic extensions of a certain type of continuous functions, and versions of the Paley-Wiener theorems are formulated.
正交模上Clifford代数的支配权%Dominant Weights of the Clifford Algebra over an Orthogonal Module
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何军华; 谭友军
2011-01-01
This paper deals with dominant weights of the Clifford algebra C(V) over an orthogonal g-module V, where the g-module C(V) is a multiple of Kostant's spin module Spin(V). Let △(V) be the set of nonzero weights of V. The half-sum of any positive convex half of △(V) is shown to be a dominant weight of C(V). Conversely, if a half-sum is a highest weight of C(V) with multiplicity 2mV(O)+dim V/2, then it is given by a positive convex half of △(V).%研究了正交g-模V上的Clifford代数C(V)的支配权,其中G-模C(V)是Kostant给出的旋模Spin(V)的倍数.设△(V)是V的非零权组成的集合.证明了△(V)任一正凸半的半和总是C(V)的一个支配权.反之,如果某一个半和是C(V)的重数为2 mV(O)+dim V/2 的最高权,那么该半和一定是△(V)的某个正凸半的半和.
Lisi, A. Garrett
2002-01-01
Classical anti-commuting spinor fields and their dynamics are derived from the geometry of the Clifford bundle over spacetime via the BRST formulation. In conjunction with Kaluza-Klein theory, this results in a geometric description of all the fields and dynamics of the standard model coupled to gravity and provides the starting point for a new approach to quantum gravity.
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俞肇元; 袁林旺; 罗文; 易琳
2011-01-01
以Clifford代数为理论基础与数学工具,构建了时空分析原型系统：①在兼容多类常用GIS数据格式的基础上,根据Clifford代数空间构建的思想,对现有时空数据模型进行扩展,实现了时间、空间与属性的一体化表达;②定义了可支撑多维度时空分析的几何、度量等Clifford代数算子库;③基于插件的时空分析模型算法构建及集成框架,实现了高维邻域分析、网络分析以及时空栅格数据分析等地学分析算法。实验结果显示,根据Clifford代数所构建的时空分析系统可有效支撑多维时空分析。%By introducing Clifford Algebra as the theoretical foundation and mathematical tools,a prototype temporal spatial analysis software system was proposed.The characteristics of this system can be summarized as following.① Under the premise of keeping the compatibilities with the commonly used GIS data,a new type of temporal-spatial data model,which unified the expression of both temporal,spatial and attribution components within the multivector structure,was proposed.② Geometric and metric operator libraries were defined,which can support multidimensional temporal spatial analysis.③ Plugging based temporal spatial analysis model constructing and integrating framework was implemented.Typical GIS temporal spatial analysis algorithms like multidimensional V-neighbor analysis,minimum union analysis and unified spatial-temporal process analyses with spacetime algebra were implemented and integrated.Results suggest that the proposed system can support multidimensional temporal spatial analysis effectively,which can also provide reference on improving research on unified temporal spatial analysis methods and GIS systems.
Marchuk, Nikolay
2011-01-01
Exterior algebras and differential forms are widely used in many fields of modern mathematics and theoretical physics. In this paper we define a notion of $N$-metric exterior algebra, which depends on $N$ matrices of structure constants. The usual exterior algebra (Grassmann algebra) can be considered as 0-metric exterior algebra. Clifford algebra can be considered as 1-metric exterior algebra. $N$-metric exterior algebras for $N\\geq2$ can be considered as generalizations of the Grassmann alg...
Quantized Fields à la Clifford and Unification
Pavšič, Matej
It is shown that the generators of Clifford algebras behave as creation and annihilation operators for fermions and bosons. They can create extended objects, such as strings and branes, and can induce curved metric of our space-time. At a fixed point, we consider the Clifford algebra Cl(8) of the 8D phase space, and show that one quarter of the basis elements of Cl(8) can represent all known particles of the first generation of the Standard model, whereas the other three quarters are invisible to us and can thus correspond to dark matter.
Clifford algebras in general relativity
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Techniques for dealing with nonlinear partial differential equations of interest in physics have been widely developed in recent years. Generation and inverse scattering methods have been applied to a number of such equations, including the gravitational field equations when symmetries are present. Unfortunately, most of the relevant applications are restricted to cases with two independent variables, with the notable exception of the self-dual Yang-Mills equations in four-dimensional Euclidean space and a few other examples. This work is motivated by the questions of whether it is possible to use similar techniques in the general case (i.e., without symmetries) of the Einstein field equations in vacuum. As a preliminary step, it seems necessary to formulate the equations in a compact form, and in particular in such a way that integrability conditions are easily taken care of. To this end, it seems appropriate to use differential forms; the possibility of working with such conditions in a transparent way is a built-in feature of the differential form language
Cofree Hopf algebras on Hopf bimodule algebras
Fang, Xin; Jian, Run-Qiang
2013-01-01
We investigate a Hopf algebra structure on the cotensor coalgebra associated to a Hopf bimodule algebra which contains universal version of Clifford algebras and quantum groups as examples. It is shown to be the bosonization of the quantum quasi-shuffle algebra built on the space of its right coinvariants. The universal property and a Rota-Baxter algebra structure are established on this new algebra.
Some C*-algebras associated to quantum gauge theories
Hannabuss, Keith C.
2010-01-01
Algebras associated with Quantum Electrodynamics and other gauge theories share some mathematical features with T-duality Exploiting this different perspective and some category theory, the full algebra of fermions and bosons can be regarded as a braided Clifford algebra over a braided commutative boson algebra, sharing much of the structure of ordinary Clifford algebras.
Projector bases and algebraic spinors
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In the case of complex Clifford algebras a basis is constructed whose elements satisfy projector relations. The relations are sufficient conditions for the elements to span minimal ideals and hence to define algebraic spinors
A note on Clifford-Klein forms
Jastrzȩbski, P.; Tralle, A.
2014-09-01
We consider the problem of finding Clifford-Klein forms in a class of homogeneous spaces determined by inclusions of real Lie algebras of a special type which we call strongly regular. This class of inclusions is described in terms of their Satake diagrams. For example, the complexifications of such inclusions contain the class of subalgebras generated by automorphisms of finite order. We show that the condition of strong regularity implies the restriction on the real rank of subalgebras. This in part explains why the known examples of Clifford-Klein forms are rare. We make detailed calculations of some known examples from the point of view of the Satake diagrams.
Clifford Hopf-gebra and Bi-universal Hopf-gebra
Oziewicz, Z
1997-01-01
We consider a pair of independent scalar products, one scalar product on vectors, and another independent scalar product on dual space of co-vectors. The Clifford co-product of multivectors is calculated from the dual Clifford algebra. With respect to this co-product unit is not group-like and vectors are not primitive. The Clifford product and the Clifford co-product fits to the bi-gebra with respect to the family of the (pre)-braids. The Clifford bi-gebra is in a braided category iff at least one of these scalar products vanish.
Clifford Hopf-gebra and Bi-universal Hopf-gebra
Oziewicz, Zbigniew
1997-01-01
We consider a pair of independent scalar products, one scalar product on vectors, and another independent scalar product on dual space of co-vectors. The Clifford co-product of multivectors is calculated from the dual Clifford algebra. With respect to this co-product unit is not group-like and vectors are not primitive. The Clifford product and the Clifford co-product fits to the bi-gebra with respect to the family of the (pre)-braids. The Clifford bi-gebra is in a braided category iff at lea...
Two-sided Clifford Fourier transform with two square roots of -1 in Cl(p,q)
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
We generalize quaternion and Clifford Fourier transforms to general two-sided Clifford Fourier transforms (CFT), and study their properties (from linearity to convolution). Two general \\textit{multivector square roots} $\\in \\cl{p,q}$ \\textit{of} -1 are used to split multivector signals, and to construct the left and right CFT kernel factors. Keywords: Clifford Fourier transform, Clifford algebra, signal processing, square roots of -1 .
Algebraic formulation of duality
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Two dimensional lattice spin (chiral) models over (possibly non-abelian) compact groups are formulated in terms of a generalized Pauli algebra. Such models over cyclic groups are written in terms of the generalized Clifford algebra. An automorphism of this algebra is shown to exist and to lead to the duality transformation
On bundles of rank 3 computing Clifford indices
Lange, H
2012-01-01
Let $C$ be a smooth irreducible projective algebraic curve defined over the complex numbers. The notion of the Clifford index of $C$ was extended a few years ago to semistable bundles of any rank. Recent work has been focussed mainly on the rank-2 Clifford index, although interesting results have also been obtained for the case of rank 3. In this paper we extend this work, obtaining improved lower bounds for the rank-3 Clifford index. This allows the first computations of the rank-3 index in non-trivial cases and examples for which the rank-3 index is greater than the rank-2 index.
Clifford Fourier transform on vector fields.
Ebling, Julia; Scheuermann, Gerik
2005-01-01
Image processing and computer vision have robust methods for feature extraction and the computation of derivatives of scalar fields. Furthermore, interpolation and the effects of applying a filter can be analyzed in detail and can be advantages when applying these methods to vector fields to obtain a solid theoretical basis for feature extraction. We recently introduced the Clifford convolution, which is an extension of the classical convolution on scalar fields and provides a unified notation for the convolution of scalar and vector fields. It has attractive geometric properties that allow pattern matching on vector fields. In image processing, the convolution and the Fourier transform operators are closely related by the convolution theorem and, in this paper, we extend the Fourier transform to include general elements of Clifford Algebra, called multivectors, including scalars and vectors. The resulting convolution and derivative theorems are extensions of those for convolution and the Fourier transform on scalar fields. The Clifford Fourier transform allows a frequency analysis of vector fields and the behavior of vector-valued filters. In frequency space, vectors are transformed into general multivectors of the Clifford Algebra. Many basic vector-valued patterns, such as source, sink, saddle points, and potential vortices, can be described by a few multivectors in frequency space. PMID:16138556
Dirac matrices as elements of superalgebraic matrix algebra
Monakhov, V. V.
2016-01-01
The paper considers a Clifford extension of the Grassmann algebra, in which operators are built from Grassmann variables and by the derivatives with respect to them. It is shown that a subalgebra which is isomorphic to the usual matrix algebra exists in this algebra, the Clifford exten-sion of the Grassmann algebra is a generalization of the matrix algebra and contains superalgebraic operators expanding matrix algebra and produces supersymmetric transformations.
Tabak, John
2004-01-01
Looking closely at algebra, its historical development, and its many useful applications, Algebra examines in detail the question of why this type of math is so important that it arose in different cultures at different times. The book also discusses the relationship between algebra and geometry, shows the progress of thought throughout the centuries, and offers biographical data on the key figures. Concise and comprehensive text accompanied by many illustrations presents the ideas and historical development of algebra, showcasing the relevance and evolution of this branch of mathematics.
The quest for conformal geometric algebra Fourier transformations
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-10-01
Conformal geometric algebra is preferred in many applications. Clifford Fourier transforms (CFT) allow holistic signal processing of (multi) vector fields, different from marginal (channel wise) processing: Flow fields, color fields, electro-magnetic fields, ... The Clifford algebra sets (manifolds) of √-1 lead to continuous manifolds of CFTs. A frequently asked question is: What does a Clifford Fourier transform of conformal geometric algebra look like? We try to give a first answer.
The Teodorescu Operator in Clifford Analysis
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F.BRACKX; H.De SCHEPPER; M.E.LUNA-ELIZARRAR(A)S; M.SHAPIRO
2012-01-01
Euclidean Clifford analysis is a higher dimensional function theory centred around monogenic functions,i.e.,null solutions to a first order vector valued rotation invariant differential operator (θ) called the Dirac operator.More recently,Hermitian Clifford analysis has emerged as a new branch,offering yet a refinement of the Euclidean case; it focuses on the simultaneous null solutions,called Hermitian monogenic functions,to two Hermitian Dirac operators (θ)z_ and (θ)z_(+) which are invariant under the action of the unitary group.In Euclidean Clifford analysis,the Teodorescu operator is the right inverse of the Dirac operator (θ).In this paper,Teodorescu operators for the Hermitian Dirac operators (θ)z_ and (θ)z(+) are constructed.Moreover,the structure of the Euclidean and Hermitian Teodorescu operators is revealed by analyzing the more subtle behaviour of their components.Finally,the obtained inversion relations are still refined for the differential operators issuing from the Euclidean and Hermitian Dirac operators by splitting the Clifford algebra product into its dot and wedge parts.Their relationship with several complex variables theory is discussed.
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2004-01-01
Through most of Greek history, mathematicians concentrated on geometry, although Euclid considered the theory of numbers. The Greek mathematician Diophantus (3rd century),however, presented problems that had to be solved by what we would today call algebra. His book is thus the first algebra text.
Flanders, Harley
1975-01-01
Algebra presents the essentials of algebra with some applications. The emphasis is on practical skills, problem solving, and computational techniques. Topics covered range from equations and inequalities to functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, and exponentials and logarithms. Trigonometric functions and complex numbers are also considered, together with exponentials and logarithms.Comprised of eight chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the fundamentals of algebra, each topic explained, illustrated, and accompanied by an ample set of exercises. The proper use of a
Clifford Space as a Generalization of Spacetime: Prospects for Unification in Physics
Pavsic, Matej
2004-01-01
The geometric calculus based on Clifford algebra is a very useful tool for geometry and physics. It describes a geometric structure which is much richer than the ordinary geometry of spacetime. A Clifford manifold ($C$-space) consists not only of points, but also of 1-loops, 2-loops, etc.. They are associated with multivectors which are the wedge product of the basis vectors, the generators of Clifford algebra. We assume that $C$-space is the true space in which physics takes place and that p...
A Clifford analysis approach to superspace
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A new framework for studying superspace is given, based on methods from Clifford analysis. This leads to the introduction of both orthogonal and symplectic Clifford algebra generators, allowing for an easy and canonical introduction of a super-Dirac operator, a super-Laplace operator and the like. This framework is then used to define a super-Hodge coderivative, which, together with the exterior derivative, factorizes the Laplace operator. Finally both the cohomology of the exterior derivative and the homology of the Hodge operator on the level of polynomial-valued super-differential forms are studied. This leads to some interesting graphical representations and provides a better insight in the definition of the Berezin-integral
Spinors in the hyperbolic algebra
Ulrych, S.
2006-01-01
The three-dimensional universal complex Clifford algebra is used to represent relativistic vectors in terms of paravectors. In analogy to the Hestenes spacetime approach spinors are introduced in an algebraic form. This removes the dependance on an explicit matrix representation of the algebra.
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2007-01-01
Full Text Available The paper presents some concepts of the recently deceased American anthropologist Clifford Geertz, putting them into the specific context of his rich and interesting career, influences that he had, as well as some reactions to his ideas. A particular attention is placed upon the concept of culture, as the key concept in the 20th century American anthropology.
On Clifford's theorem for singular curves
Franciosi, Marco
2011-01-01
Let C be a 2-connected Gorenstein curve either reduced or contained in a smooth algebraic surface and let S be a subcanonical cluster (i.e. a 0-dim scheme such that the space H^0(C, I_S K_C) contains a generically invertible section). Under some general assumptions on S or C we show that h^0(C, I_S K_C) <= p_a(C) - deg (S)/2 and if equality holds then either S is trivial, or C is honestly hyperelliptic or 3-disconnected. As a corollary we give a generalization of Clifford's theorem for reduced curves.
Algebraic Apect of Helicities in Hadron Physics
An, Murat; Ji, Chueng
2015-04-01
We examined the relation of polarization vectors and spinors of (1 , 0) ⊕(0 , 1) representation of Lorentz group in Clifford algebra Cl1 , 3 , their relation with standard algebra, and properties of these spinors. Cl1 , 3 consists of different grades:e.g. the first and the second grades represent (1 / 2 , 1 / 2) and (1 , 0) ⊕(0 , 1) representation of spin groups respectively with 4 and 6 components. However, these Clifford numbers are not the helicity eigenstates and thus we transform them into combinations of helicity eigenstates by expressing them as spherical harmonics. We relate the spin-one polarization vectors and (1 , 0) ⊕(0 , 1) spinors under one simple transformation with the spin operators. We also link our work with Winnberg's work of a superfield of a spinors of Clifford algebra by giving a physical meaning to Grassmann variables and discuss how Grassman algebra is linked with Clifford algebra.
Quregisters, Symmetry Groups and Clifford Algebras
Cervantes, D.; Morales-Luna, G.
2016-03-01
Natural one-to-one and two-to-one homomorphisms from SO(3) into SU(2) are built conventionally, and the collection of qubits, is identified with a subgroup of SU(2). This construction is suitable to be extended to corresponding tensor powers. The notions of qubits, quregisters and qugates are translated into the language of symmetry groups. The corresponding elements to entangled states in the tensor product of Hilbert spaces reflect entanglement properties as well, and in this way a notion of entanglement is realised in the tensor product of symmetry groups.
The $E_8$ geometry from a Clifford perspective
Dechant, Pierre-Philippe
2016-01-01
This paper considers the geometry of $E_8$ from a Clifford point of view in three complementary ways. Firstly, in earlier work, I had shown how to construct the four-dimensional exceptional root systems from the 3D root systems using Clifford techniques, by constructing them in the 4D even subalgebra of the 3D Clifford algebra; for instance the icosahedral root system $H_3$ gives rise to the largest (and therefore exceptional) non-crystallographic root system $H_4$. Arnold's trinities and the McKay correspondence then hint that there might be an indirect connection between the icosahedron and $E_8$. Secondly, in a related construction, I have now made this connection explicit for the first time: in the 8D Clifford algebra of 3D space the $120$ elements of the icosahedral group $H_3$ are doubly covered by $240$ 8-component objects, which endowed with a `reduced inner product' are exactly the $E_8$ root system. It was previously known that $E_8$ splits into $H_4$-invariant subspaces, and we discuss the folding ...
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We construct the Clifford-space tensorial-gauge fields generalizations of Yang-Mills theories and the Standard Model that allows to predict the existence of new particles (bosons, fermions) and tensor-gauge fields of higher-spins in the 10 Tev regime. We proceed with a detailed discussion of the unique D 4 - D 5 - E 6 - E 7 - E 8 model of Smith based on the underlying Clifford algebraic structures in D = 8, and which furnishes all the properties of the Standard Model and Gravity in four-dimensions, at low energies. A generalization and extension of Smith's model to the full Clifford-space is presented when we write explicitly all the terms of the extended Clifford-space Lagrangian. We conclude by explaining the relevance of multiple-foldings of D = 8 dimensions related to the modulo 8 periodicity of the real Cliford algebras and display the interplay among Clifford, Division, Jordan, and Exceptional algebras, within the context of D = 26, 27, 28 dimensions, corresponding to bosonic string, M and F theory, respectively, advanced earlier by Smith. To finalize we describe explicitly how the E 8 x E 8 Yang-Mills theory can be obtained from a Gauge Theory based on the Clifford (16) group
Decomposition numbers for Brauer algebras of type G(m,p,n) in characteristic zero
Bowman, C.; Cox, A.
2013-01-01
We introduce Brauer algebras associated to complex reflection groups of type $G(m,p,n)$, and study their representation theory via Clifford theory. In particular, we determine the decomposition numbers of these algebras in characteristic zero.
The many faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein equations a Clifford bundle approach
Rodrigues, Jr, Waldyr A
2016-01-01
This book is an exposition of the algebra and calculus of differential forms, of the Clifford and Spin-Clifford bundle formalisms, and of vistas to a formulation of important concepts of differential geometry indispensable for an in-depth understanding of space-time physics. The formalism discloses the hidden geometrical nature of spinor fields. Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein fields are shown to have representatives by objects of the same mathematical nature, namely sections of an appropriate Clifford bundle. This approach reveals unity in diversity and suggests relationships that are hidden in the standard formalisms and opens new paths for research. This thoroughly revised second edition also adds three new chapters: on the Clifford bundle approach to the Riemannian or semi-Riemannian differential geometry of branes; on Komar currents in the context of the General Relativity theory; and an analysis of the similarities and main differences between Dirac, Majorana and ELKO spinor fields. The exercises with solut...
Clifford Fourier-Mellin transform with two real square roots of -1 in Cl(p,q), p+q=2
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
We describe a non-commutative generalization of the complex Fourier-Mellin transform to Clifford algebra valued signal functions over the domain $\\R^{p,q}$ taking values in Cl(p,q), p+q=2. Keywords: algebra, Fourier transforms; Logic, set theory, and algebra, Fourier analysis, Integral transforms
Clifford support vector machines for classification, regression, and recurrence.
Bayro-Corrochano, Eduardo Jose; Arana-Daniel, Nancy
2010-11-01
This paper introduces the Clifford support vector machines (CSVM) as a generalization of the real and complex-valued support vector machines using the Clifford geometric algebra. In this framework, we handle the design of kernels involving the Clifford or geometric product. In this approach, one redefines the optimization variables as multivectors. This allows us to have a multivector as output. Therefore, we can represent multiple classes according to the dimension of the geometric algebra in which we work. We show that one can apply CSVM for classification and regression and also to build a recurrent CSVM. The CSVM is an attractive approach for the multiple input multiple output processing of high-dimensional geometric entities. We carried out comparisons between CSVM and the current approaches to solve multiclass classification and regression. We also study the performance of the recurrent CSVM with experiments involving time series. The authors believe that this paper can be of great use for researchers and practitioners interested in multiclass hypercomplex computing, particularly for applications in complex and quaternion signal and image processing, satellite control, neurocomputation, pattern recognition, computer vision, augmented virtual reality, robotics, and humanoids. PMID:20876017
Beyond Stabilizer Codes II: Clifford Codes
Klappenecker, Andreas; Roetteler, Martin
2000-01-01
Knill introduced a generalization of stabilizer codes, in this note called Clifford codes. It remained unclear whether or not Clifford codes can be superior to stabilizer codes. We show that Clifford codes are stabilizer codes provided that the abstract error group has an abelian index group. In particular, if the errors are modelled by tensor products of Pauli matrices, then the associated Clifford codes are necessarily stabilizer codes.
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Richard Handler
2008-01-01
Full Text Available En la primavera de 1991, Adam Kuper, por entonces director de Current Anthropology, y por derecho propio destacado historiador de la disciplina antropológica, me pidió realizar una entrevista a Clifford Geertz. Acepté encantado y ese mismo verano viajé a Princeton, Nueva Jersey, donde transcurrí aproximadamente tres horas con Geertz en su oficina, en el Instituto de Estudios Avanzados. Geertz me dio una cordial bienvenida y habló conmigo sin tapujos, dándome (como podrá comprobar el lector un claro y completo relato de su carrera (para una completa y exacta versión, los lectores pueden consultar ahora su autobiografía en After the Fact: Two Countries, Four Decades, one Anthropolgist, Harvard University Press, 1995. De la transcripción de la entrevista realicé un manuscrito, donde limpié las repeticiones y dubitaciones de la conversación, pero manteniendo fielmente la charla, tal y como tuvo lugar. Se lo mandé a Geertz, que propuso algunas correcciones pero que por lo demás aceptó todo.
Analytic Properties of the Conformal Dirac Operator on the Sphere in Clifford Analysis
Pansano, Brett
2015-01-01
In this paper the conformal Dirac operator on the sphere is defined to be operating on the space of square-integrable Clifford algebra-valued functions. The spinorial Laplacian of order d>0 is defined and used to establish Sobolev embedding theorems.
Clifford modules and invariants of quadratic forms
Karoubi, Max
2010-01-01
Let A be a commutative ring with 1/2 in A. In this paper, we define new characteristic classes for finitely generated projective A-modules V provided with a non degenerate quadratic form. These classes belong to the usual K-theory of A. They generalize in some sense the classical "cannibalistic" Bott classes in topological K-theory, when A is the ring of continuous functions on a compact space X. To define these classes, we replace the topological Thom isomorphism by a Morita equivalence between A-modules and C(V)-modules, where C(V) denotes the Clifford algebra of V, assuming that the class of C(V) in the graded Brauer group of A is trivial. We then essentially use ideas going back to Atiyah, Bott and Shapiro together with an alternative definition of the Adams operations due to Atiyah. When C(V) is not trivial in the graded Brauer group, the characteristic classes take their values in an algebraic analog of twisted K-theory. Finally, we also make use of a letter written by J.-P. Serre to the author, in orde...
Clifford theory for group representations
Karpilovsky, G
1989-01-01
Let N be a normal subgroup of a finite group G and let F be a field. An important method for constructing irreducible FG-modules consists of the application (perhaps repeated) of three basic operations: (i) restriction to FN. (ii) extension from FN. (iii) induction from FN. This is the `Clifford Theory' developed by Clifford in 1937. In the past twenty years, the theory has enjoyed a period of vigorous development. The foundations have been strengthened and reorganized from new points of view, especially from the viewpoint of graded rings and crossed products.The purpos
Rigidity theorems of Clifford Torus
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SOUSA JR. LUIZ A. M.
2001-01-01
Full Text Available Let M be an n-dimensional closed minimally immersed hypersurface in the unit sphere Sn + 1. Assume in addition that M has constant scalar curvature or constant Gauss-Kronecker curvature. In this note we announce that if M has (n - 1 principal curvatures with the same sign everywhere, then M is isometric to a Clifford Torus .
Constructions of Lie algebras and their modules
Seligman, George B
1988-01-01
This book deals with central simple Lie algebras over arbitrary fields of characteristic zero. It aims to give constructions of the algebras and their finite-dimensional modules in terms that are rational with respect to the given ground field. All isotropic algebras with non-reduced relative root systems are treated, along with classical anisotropic algebras. The latter are treated by what seems to be a novel device, namely by studying certain modules for isotropic classical algebras in which they are embedded. In this development, symmetric powers of central simple associative algebras, along with generalized even Clifford algebras of involutorial algebras, play central roles. Considerable attention is given to exceptional algebras. The pace is that of a rather expansive research monograph. The reader who has at hand a standard introductory text on Lie algebras, such as Jacobson or Humphreys, should be in a position to understand the results. More technical matters arise in some of the detailed arguments. T...
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It is shown how the E8 Yang-Mills theory is a small sector of a Cl(16) algebra gauge theory and why the 11D Chern-Simons (super) gravity theory can be embedded into a Cl(11) algebra gauge theory. These results may shed some light into the origins behind the hidden E8 symmetry of 11D supergravity. To finalize, we explain how the Clifford algebra gauge theory (that contains the Chern-Simons gravity action in D=11, for example) can itself be embedded into a more fundamental polyvector-valued gauge theory in Clifford spaces involving tensorial coordinates xμ1μ2,xμ1μ2μ3,...,xμ1μ2...μD in addition to antisymmetric tensor gauge fields Aμ1μ2,Aμ1μ2μ3,...,Aμ1μ2...μD. The polyvector-valued supersymmetric extension of this polyvector valued bosonic gauge theory in Clifford spaces may reveal more important features of a Clifford-algebraic structure underlying M, F theory.
A multiexpert framework for character recognition: a novel application of Clifford networks.
Rahman, A R; Howells, W J; Fairhurst, M C
2001-01-01
A novel multiple-expert framework for recognition of handwritten characters is presented. The proposed framework is composed of multiple classifiers (experts) put together in such a manner as to enhance the recognition capability of the combined network compared to the best performing individual expert participating in the framework. Each of these experts has been derived from a novel neural structure in which the weight values are derived from Clifford algebra. A Clifford algebra is a mathematical paradigm capable of capturing the interdimensional dependencies found in multidimensional data. It offers a technique for concise data storage and processing by representing dependencies between the component dimensions of the data which is otherwise difficult to encode and hence is often employed in analyzing multidimensional data. Results achieved by the proposed multiple-expert framework demonstrates significant improvement over alternative techniques. PMID:18244366
Algebraic properties of the Dirac equation in three dimensions
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It is argued that, in three dimensions, spinors should have four components as a consequence of the algebraic structure realised from the Clifford algebra related to the Dirac equations. As an example, it is shown then that no induced mass appears in vacuum polarisation at 1-loop in 3 D quantum electrodynamics. (author)
Aspects of Algebraic Quantum Theory: a Tribute to Hans Primas
Hiley, B J
2016-01-01
This paper outlines the common ground between the motivations lying behind Hans Primas' algebraic approach to quantum phenomena and those lying behind David Bohm's approach which led to his notion of implicate/explicate order. This connection has been made possible by the recent application of orthogonal Clifford algebraic techniques to the de Broglie-Bohm approach for relativistic systems with spin.
The Closed Subsemigroups of a Clifford Semigroup
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Fu Yin-yin; Zhao Xian-zhong
2014-01-01
In this paper we study the closed subsemigroups of a Clifford semigroup. It is shown that{∪}Gα | Y′ ∈ P (Y ) is the set of all closed subsemigroups ofα∈Y′a Clifford semigroup S = [Y;Gα;ϕα,β], where Y′ denotes the subsemilattice of Y generated by Y′. In particular, G is the only closed subsemigroup of itself for a group G and each one of subsemilattices of a semilattice is closed. Also, it is shown that the semiring P (S ) is isomorphic to the semiring P (Y ) for a Clifford semigroup S=[Y;Gα;ϕα,β].
The general form of the star-product on the Grassman algebra
Tyutin, I. V.
2001-01-01
We study the general form of the noncommutative associative product (the star-product) on the Grassman algebra; the star-product is treated as a deformation of the usual "pointwise" product. We show that up to a similarity transformation, there is only one such product. The relation of the algebra ${\\cal F}$, the algebra of elements of the Grassman algebra with the star-product as a product, to the Clifford algebra is discussed.
Blocks and families for cyclotomic Hecke algebras
Chlouveraki, Maria
2009-01-01
The definition of Rouquier for the families of characters introduced by Lusztig for Weyl groups in terms of blocks of the Hecke algebras has made possible the generalization of this notion to the case of complex reflection groups. The aim of this book is to study the blocks and to determine the families of characters for all cyclotomic Hecke algebras associated to complex reflection groups. This volume offers a thorough study of symmetric algebras, covering topics such as block theory, representation theory and Clifford theory, and can also serve as an introduction to the Hecke algebras of complex reflection groups.
2006-01-01
10. novembril toimub TLÜ-s Ameerika kultuurantropoloogi Clifford Geertzi mälestusõhtu, kus esinevad rektor Rein Raud, TLÜ Eesti Humanitaarinstituudi antropoloogia keskuse dotsent Lorenzo Cañás Bottos ja kultuuriteooria lektor Marek Tamm
A new description of space and time using Clifford multivectors
Chappell, James M; Iqbal, Azhar; Abbott, Derek
2012-01-01
Following the development of the special theory of relativity in 1905, Minkowski sought to provide a physical basis for Einstein's two fundamental postulates of special relativity, proposing a four dimensional spacetime structure consisting of three space and one time dimension, with the relativistic effects then being straightforward consequences of this spacetime geometry. As an alternative to Minkowski's approach, we produce the results of special relativity directly from three space ($ \\Re_3 $) without the addition of an extra dimension, through identifying the local time with the three rotational degrees of freedom of this space. The natural mathematical formalism within which to describe this definition of spacetime is found to be Clifford's geometric algebra, and specifically a three-dimensional multivector. With time now identified with the three rotational degrees of freedom of space, time becomes three-dimensional, which provides a natural symmetry between space and time in the form of a complex-typ...
A categorification of U_q sl(1,1) as an algebra
Tian, Yin
2012-01-01
We construct families of differential graded algebras R and R \\boxtimes R and give an algebraic formulation of the contact category of a disk through the differential graded category DGP(R) generated by some distinguished projective differential graded R-modules. The homology category H^0(DGP(R)) is a triangulated category and its Grothendieck group is a Clifford algebra. We then categorify the Clifford algebra to a functor from DGP(R \\boxtimes R) to DGP(R). We construct a subcategory of the ...
Star products and geometric algebra
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The formalism of geometric algebra can be described as deformed super analysis. The deformation is done with a fermionic star product, that arises from deformation quantization of pseudoclassical mechanics. If one then extends the deformation to the bosonic coefficients of superanalysis one obtains quantum mechanics for systems with spin. This approach clarifies on the one hand the relation between Grassmann and Clifford structures in geometric algebra and on the other hand the relation between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. Moreover it gives a formalism that allows to handle classical and quantum mechanics in a consistent manner
Rodrigues, W. A.; Capelas de Oliveira, E.
In this paper we show how to describe the general theory of a linear metric compatible connection with the theory of Clifford valued differential forms. This is done by realizing that for each spacetime point the Lie algebra of Clifford bivectors is isomorphic to the Lie algebra of Sl(2,{ C}). In that way the pullback of the linear connection under a local trivialization of the bundle (i.e., a choice of gauge) is represented by a Clifford valued 1-form. That observation makes it possible to realize immediately that Einstein's gravitational theory can be formulated in a way which is similar to a Sl(2,{ C}) gauge theory. Such a theory is compared with other interesting mathematical formulations of Einstein's theory, and particularly with a supposedly "unified" field theory of gravitation and electromagnetism proposed by M. Sachs. We show that his identification of Maxwell equations within his formalism is not a valid one. Also, taking profit of the mathematical methods introduced in the paper we investigate a very polemical issue in Einstein gravitational theory, namely the problem of the 'energy-momentum' conservation. We show that many statements appearing in the literature are confusing or even wrong.
The standard model of quantum physics in Clifford algebra
Daviau, Claude
2016-01-01
We extend to gravitation our previous study of a quantum wave for all particles and antiparticles of each generation (electron + neutrino + u and d quarks for instance). This wave equation is form invariant under Cl3*, then relativistic invariant. It is gauge invariant under the gauge group of the standard model, with a mass term: this was impossible before, and the consequence was an impossibility to link gauge interactions and gravitation.
Remarks on Q-oscillators representation of Hopf-type boson algebras
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Anna Maria Paolucci
1998-05-01
Full Text Available We present a method of constructing known deformed or undeformed oscillators as quotients of certain models of Hopf-type oscillator algebras, using similar techniques to those of determining fix point sets of the adjoint action of a Hopf algebra. Moreover we give a characterization of these models in terms of these quotients coupled to Euclidean Clifford algebra. A theorem is proved which provides representations of the models, induced from those of a certain type of quotient algebra.
Agama dalam Tentukur Antropologi Simbolik Clifford Geertz
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Yusri Mohamad Ramli
2012-06-01
Full Text Available Clifford Geertz can be regarded as one of the most influential figures in religious studies, particularly in the field of anthropology. His unique symbolic anthropology approach had attracted researchers because of his emphasis on deductive reasoning in explaining the meaning of religion and in viewing cultural values that exist in religion. Research based on the content analysis of his works found that Clifford Geertz thought very strongly influenced by Ibn Khaldun as both of them emphasize on the practical reality of religious phenomena in the society. These symbols are then making a cultural system of what we call religion.
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2010-07-15
The recent claim by da Rocha and Rodrigues that the nonassociative orientation congruent algebra (OC algebra) and native Clifford algebra are incompatible with the Clifford bundle approach is false. The new native Clifford bundle approach, in fact, subsumes the ordinary Clifford bundle one. Associativity is an unnecessarily too strong a requirement for physical applications. Consequently, we obtain a new principle of nonassociative irrelevance for physically meaningful formulas. In addition, the adoption of formalisms that respect the native representation of twisted (or odd) objects and physical quantities is required for the advancement of mathematics, physics, and engineering because they allow equations to be written in sign-invariant form. This perspective simplifies the analysis of, resolves questions about, and ends needless controversies over the signs, orientations, and parities of physical quantities. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)
Thomas Clifford Allbutt and Comparative Pathology
Leung, Danny C. K.
2008-01-01
This paper reconceptualizes Thomas Clifford Allbutt's contributions to the making of scientific medicine in late nineteenth-century England. Existing literature on Allbutt usually describes his achievements, such as his design of the pocket thermometer and his advocacy of the use of the ophthalmoscope in general medicine, as independent events;…
A Clifford-gravity-based cosmology, dark matter and dark energy
Castro, Carlos
2015-02-01
A Clifford-gravity-based model is exploited to build a generalized action (beyond the current ones used in the literature) and arrive at relevant numerical results which are consistent with the presently-observed de Sitter accelerating expansion of the universe driven by a very small vacuum energy density ρobs 10-120(MP)4 (MP is the Planck mass) and provide promising dark energy/matter candidates in terms of the 16 scalars corresponding to the degrees of freedom associated with a Cl(3, 1)-algebra-valued scalar field Φ in four dimensions.
The many faces of Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein equations. A Clifford bundle approach
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This book is a thoughtful exposition of the algebra and calculus of differential forms, the Clifford and Spin-Clifford bundles formalisms with emphasis in calculation procedures, and vistas to a formulation of some important concepts of differential geometry necessary for a deep understanding of spacetime physics. The formalism discloses the hidden geometrical nature of spinor fields. Maxwell, Dirac and Einstein fields, which were originally considered objects of a very different mathematical nature, are shown to have representatives as objects of the same mathematical nature, i.e. as sections of an appropriate Clifford bundle. This approach reveals unity in the diversity and also the many faces of the equations satisfied by those fields. Moreover, it suggests relationships which are hidden in the standard formalisms and new paths for research. Some foundational issues of relativistic field theories, in particular the one concerning the conditions for the existence of the conservation laws of energy-momentum and angular momentum in spacetime theories and many misconceptions concerning this issue is analyzed in details. The book will be useful as reference book for researchers and advanced students of theoretical physics and mathematics. Calculation procedures are illustrated by many exercises solved in detail, using the ''tricks of the trade''. Furthermore the readers will appreciate the comprehensive list of mathematical symbols as well as a list of acronyms and abbreviations. (orig.)
The vector algebra war: A historical perspective
Chappell, James M; Hartnett, John G; Abbott, Derek
2015-01-01
There are a wide variety of different vector formalisms currently utilized in science. For example, Gibbs three-vectors, spacetime four-vectors, complex spinors for quantum mechanics, quaternions used for rigid body rotations and Clifford multivectors. With such a range of vector formalisms in use, it thus appears that there is as yet no general agreement on a vector formalism suitable for the whole of science. This surprising situation exists today, despite the fact that one of the main goals of nineteenth century science was to correctly describe vectors and the algebra of three-dimensional space. This situation has also had the unfortunate consequence of fragmenting knowledge across many disciplines and requiring a very significant amount of time and effort in learning the different formalisms. We thus review historically the development of our various vector systems and conclude that the Clifford algebra multivector fulfills the goal of correctly describing vectorial quantities in three dimensions.
The Pauli algebra approach to special relativity
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The Pauli algebra P, in which the usual dot and cross products of 3-space vectors are combined in an associative, invertible, but non-commutative multiplication, provides a simple but powerful approach to problems in special relativity. Even though the Pauli algebra is the Clifford algebra for Euclidean 3-space, Minkowski 4-vectors and their products in the Minkowski metric appear in a natural and covariant way as elements of P. We review the algebra and develop a formulation which, although closely tied to elementary vector and functional analysis, nevertheless allows a compact coordinate-free treatment of essentially all problems in special relativity. We derive a number of useful results and show how the elements are related both to traditional Minkowski-space tensors and to elements of the Dirac algebra. (author)
Algebraic Methods for Quantum Codes on Lattices
Haah, Jeongwan
2016-01-01
This is a note from a series of lectures at Encuentro Colombiano de Computacion Cuantica, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2015. The purpose is to introduce additive quantum error correcting codes, with emphasis on the use of binary representation of Pauli matrices and modules over a translation group algebra. The topics include symplectic vector spaces, Clifford group, cleaning lemma, an error correcting criterion, entanglement spectrum, implications of the locality of stabilizer ...
Division algebra representations of SO(4, 2)
Kincaid, Joshua; Dray, Tevian
2014-08-01
Representations of SO(4, 2) are constructed using 4×4 and 2×2 matrices with elements in ℍ' ⊗ ℂ and the known isomorphism between the conformal group and SO(4, 2) is written explicitly in terms of the 4×4 representation. The Clifford algebra structure of SO(4, 2) is briefly discussed in this language, as is its relationship to other groups of physical interest.
Left Artinian Algebraic Algebras
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S. Akbari; M. Arian-Nejad
2001-01-01
Let R be a left artinian central F-algebra, T(R) = J(R) + [R, R],and U(R) the group of units of R. As one of our results, we show that, if R is algebraic and char F = 0, then the number of simple components of -R = R/J(R)is greater than or equal to dimF R/T(R). We show that, when char F = 0 or F is uncountable, R is algebraic over F if and only if [R, R] is algebraic over F. As another approach, we prove that R is algebraic over F if and only if the derived subgroup of U(R) is algebraic over F. Also, we present an elementary proof for a special case of an old question due to Jacobson.
Algebras and manifolds: Differential, difference, simplicial and quantum
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Generalized manifolds and Clifford algebras depict the world at levels of resolution ranging from the classical macroscopic to the quantum microscopic. The coarsest picture is a differential manifold and algebra (dm), direct integral of familiar local Clifford algebras of spin operators in curved time-space. Next is a finite difference manifold (Δm) of Regge calculus. This is a subalgebra of the third, a Minkowskian simplicial manifold (Σm). The most detailed description is the quantum manifold (Qm), whose algebra is the free Clifford algebra S of quantum set theory. We surmise that each Σm is a classical 'condensation' of a Qm. Quantum simplices have both integer and half-integer spins in their spectrum. A quantum set theory of nature requires a series of reductions leading from the Qm and a world descriptor W up through the intermediate Σm and Δm to a dm and an action principle. What may be a new algebraic language for topology, classical or quantum, is a by-product of the work. (orig.)
Geometric algebra with applications in science and engineering
Sobczyk, Garret
2001-01-01
The goal of this book is to present a unified mathematical treatment of diverse problems in mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineer ing using geometric algebra. Geometric algebra was invented by William Kingdon Clifford in 1878 as a unification and generalization of the works of Grassmann and Hamilton, which came more than a quarter of a century before. Whereas the algebras of Clifford and Grassmann are well known in advanced mathematics and physics, they have never made an impact in elementary textbooks where the vector algebra of Gibbs-Heaviside still predominates. The approach to Clifford algebra adopted in most of the ar ticles here was pioneered in the 1960s by David Hestenes. Later, together with Garret Sobczyk, he developed it into a unified language for math ematics and physics. Sobczyk first learned about the power of geometric algebra in classes in electrodynamics and relativity taught by Hestenes at Arizona State University from 1966 to 1967. He still vividly remembers a feeling ...
The Extended Relativity Theory in Clifford Spaces
Castro, C
2004-01-01
A brief review of some of the most important features of the Extended Relativity theory in Clifford-spaces ($C$-spaces) is presented whose " point" coordinates are noncommuting Clifford-valued quantities and which incorporate the lines, areas, volumes,.... degrees of freedom associated with the collective particle, string, membrane,... dynamics of $p$-loops (closed p-branes) living in target $D$-dimensional spacetime backgrounds. $C$-space Relativity naturally incorporates the ideas of an invariant length (Planck scale), maximal acceleration, noncommuting coordinates, supersymmetry, holography, higher derivative gravity with torsion and variable dimensions/signatures that allows to study the dynamics of all (closed) p-branes, for all values of $ p $, on a unified footing. It resolves the ordering ambiguities in QFT and the problem of time in Cosmology. A discussion of the maximal-acceleration Relativity principle in phase-spaces follows along with the study of the invariance group of symmetry transformations ...
The Extended Relativity Theory in Clifford Spaces
Castro, C
2004-01-01
A brief review of some of the most important features of the Extended Relativity theory in Clifford-spaces ( $C$-spaces) is presented whose " point" coordinates are noncommuting Clifford-valued quantities and which incoporate the lines, areas, volumes, .... degrees of freedom associated with the collective particle, string, membrane, ... dynamics of the $p$-loop histories (closed p-branes) living in target $D$-dimensional spacetime backgrounds. $C$-space Relativity naturally incoporates the ideas of an invariant length (Planck scale), maximal acceleration, noncommuting coordinates, supersymmetry, holography, superluminal propagation, higher derivative gravity with torsion and variable dimensions/signatures that allows to study the dynamics of all (closed ) p-branes, for all values of $ p $, in a unified footing. It resolves the ordering ambiguities in QFT and the problem of time in Cosmology. A discussion of the maximal-acceleration Relativity principle in phase-spaces follows along with the study of the inva...
Hestenes, David
2015-01-01
This small book started a profound revolution in the development of mathematical physics, one which has reached many working physicists already, and which stands poised to bring about far-reaching change in the future. At its heart is the use of Clifford algebra to unify otherwise disparate mathematical languages, particularly those of spinors, quaternions, tensors and differential forms. It provides a unified approach covering all these areas and thus leads to a very efficient ‘toolkit’ for use in physical problems including quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, electromagnetism and relativity (both special and general) – only one mathematical system needs to be learned and understood, and one can use it at levels which extend right through to current research topics in each of these areas. These same techniques, in the form of the ‘Geometric Algebra’, can be applied in many areas of engineering, robotics and computer science, with no changes necessary – it is the same underlying mathematics, a...
Supersymmetry algebra cohomology. IV. Primitive elements in all dimensions from D= 4 to D= 11
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2013-05-15
The primitive elements of the supersymmetry algebra cohomology as defined in previous work are derived for standard supersymmetry algebras in dimensions D= 5, Horizontal-Ellipsis , 11 for all signatures of the related Clifford algebras of gamma matrices and all numbers of supersymmetries. The results are presented in a uniform notation along with results of previous work for D= 4, and derived by means of dimensional extension from D= 4 up to D= 11.
Supersymmetry algebra cohomology. IV. Primitive elements in all dimensions from D = 4 to D = 11
Brandt, Friedemann
2013-05-01
The primitive elements of the supersymmetry algebra cohomology as defined in previous work are derived for standard supersymmetry algebras in dimensions D = 5, …, 11 for all signatures of the related Clifford algebras of gamma matrices and all numbers of supersymmetries. The results are presented in a uniform notation along with results of previous work for D = 4, and derived by means of dimensional extension from D = 4 up to D = 11.
The algebra of space-time as basis of a quantum field theory of all fermions and interactions
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In this thesis a construction of a grand unified theory on the base of algebras of vector fields on a Riemannian space-time is described. Hereby from the vector and covector fields a Clifford-geometrical algebra is generated. (HSI)
Representations of Super Yang-Mills Algebras
Herscovich, Estanislao
2013-06-01
We study in this article the representation theory of a family of super algebras, called the super Yang-Mills algebras, by exploiting the Kirillov orbit method à la Dixmier for nilpotent super Lie algebras. These super algebras are an extension of the so-called Yang-Mills algebras, introduced by A. Connes and M. Dubois-Violette in (Lett Math Phys 61(2):149-158, 2002), and in fact they appear as a "background independent" formulation of supersymmetric gauge theory considered in physics, in a similar way as Yang-Mills algebras do the same for the usual gauge theory. Our main result states that, under certain hypotheses, all Clifford-Weyl super algebras {{Cliff}q(k) ⊗ Ap(k)}, for p ≥ 3, or p = 2 and q ≥ 2, appear as a quotient of all super Yang-Mills algebras, for n ≥ 3 and s ≥ 1. This provides thus a family of representations of the super Yang-Mills algebras.
Monakhov, Vadim V
2016-01-01
We introduced fermionic variables in complex modules over real Clifford algebras of even dimension which are analog of the Witt basis. We built primitive idempotents which are a set of equivalent Clifford vacuums. It is shown that the modules are decomposed into direct sum of minimal left ideals generated by these idempotents and that the fermionic variables can be considered as more fundamental mathematical objects than spinors.
CONVOLUTION THEOREMS FOR CLIFFORD FOURIER TRANSFORM AND PROPERTIES
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Mawardi Bahri
2014-10-01
Full Text Available The non-commutativity of the Clifford multiplication gives different aspects from the classical Fourier analysis.We establish main properties of convolution theorems for the Clifford Fourier transform. Some properties of these generalized convolutionsare extensions of the corresponding convolution theorems of the classical Fourier transform.
Schematic limits of rank 4 Azumaya bundles are the locally-Witt algebras
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It is shown that the schematic image of the scheme of Azumaya algebra structures on a vector bundle of rank 4 over any base scheme is separated, of finite type, smooth of relative dimension 13 and geometrically irreducible over that base and that this construction base-changes well. This generalises the main theorem of Part I of an earlier work and clarifies it by showing that the algebraic operation of forming the even Clifford algebra (=Witt algebra) of a rank 3 quadratic module essentially translates to performing the geometric operation of taking the schematic image of the scheme of Azumaya algebra structures. (author)
A q-Virasoro algebra at roots of unity, free fermions, and Temperley-Lieb hamiltonians
Nigro, Alessandro
2016-04-01
In this work, we consider the q-deformation of the Virasoro algebra [M. Chaichian and P. Presnajder, Phys. Lett. B 277, 109 (1992)] expressed in terms of free fermions, and we then realize this algebra, when the deformation parameter is a root of unity, on the lattice in a truncated form in terms of the Clifford algebra of Γ matrices. For this finite size truncation, the commutation relations of the Deformed algebra hold exactly albeit without central extension term. We then study the relations existing between this lattice truncation of the deformed Virasoro algebra at roots of unity and the tower of commuting Temperley-Lieb hamiltonians introduced in a previous work.
Schematic limits of rank 4 Azuyama bundles are the locally-Witt algebras
Venkata-Balaji, T E
2002-01-01
It is shown that the schematic image of the scheme of Azumaya algebra structures on a vector bundle of rank 4 over any base scheme is separated, of finite type, smooth of relative dimension 13 and geometrically irreducible over that base and that this construction basechanges well. This generalises the main theorem of Part I of an earlier work and clarifies it by showing that the algebraic operation of forming the even Clifford algebra (=Witt algebra) of a rank 3 quadratic module essentially translates to performing the geometric operation of taking the schematic image of the scheme of Azumaya algebra structures.
Lefschetz, Solomon
2012-01-01
An introduction to algebraic geometry and a bridge between its analytical-topological and algebraical aspects, this text for advanced undergraduate students is particularly relevant to those more familiar with analysis than algebra. 1953 edition.
Geometric algebra, qubits, geometric evolution, and all that
Soiguine, Alexander M
2015-01-01
The earlier approach is used for description of qubits and geometric phase parameters, the things critical in the area of topological quantum computing. The used tool, Geometric (Clifford) Algebra is the most convenient formalism for that case. Generalization of formal complex plane to an an arbitrary plane in three dimensions and of usual Hopf fibration to the map generated by an arbitrary unit value element of even sub-algebra of the three-dimensional Geometric Algebra are resulting in more profound description of qubits compared to quantum mechanical Hilbert space formalism.
Representation theory a homological algebra point of view
Zimmermann, Alexander
2014-01-01
Introducing the representation theory of groups and finite dimensional algebras, this book first studies basic non-commutative ring theory, covering the necessary background of elementary homological algebra and representations of groups to block theory. It further discusses vertices, defect groups, Green and Brauer correspondences and Clifford theory. Whenever possible the statements are presented in a general setting for more general algebras, such as symmetric finite dimensional algebras over a field. Then, abelian and derived categories are introduced in detail and are used to explain stable module categories, as well as derived categories and their main invariants and links between them. Group theoretical applications of these theories are given – such as the structure of blocks of cyclic defect groups – whenever appropriate. Overall, many methods from the representation theory of algebras are introduced. Representation Theory assumes only the most basic knowledge of linear algebra, groups, rings ...
Villarreal, Rafael
2015-01-01
The book stresses the interplay between several areas of pure and applied mathematics, emphasizing the central role of monomial algebras. It unifies the classical results of commutative algebra with central results and notions from graph theory, combinatorics, linear algebra, integer programming, and combinatorial optimization. The book introduces various methods to study monomial algebras and their presentation ideals, including Stanley-Reisner rings, subrings and blowup algebra-emphasizing square free quadratics, hypergraph clutters, and effective computational methods.
Algebra, Logic and Qubits Quantum Abacus
Vlasov, A Yu
2000-01-01
The canonical anticommutation relations (CAR) for fermion systems can be represented by finite-dimensional matrix algebra, but it is impossible for canonical commutation relations (CCR) for bosons. After description of more simple case with representation CAR and (bounded) quantum computational networks via Clifford algebras in the paper are discussed CCR. For representation of the algebra it is not enough to use quantum networks with fixed number of qubits and it is more convenient to consider Turing machine with essential operation of appending new cells for description of infinite tape in finite terms --- it has straightforward generalization for quantum case, but for CCR it is necessary to work with symmetrized version of the quantum Turing machine. The system is called here quantum abacus due to understanding analogy with the ancient counting devices (abacus).
Kultuurantropoloog Clifford Geertzi mälestusõhtu
2006-01-01
Tallinna Ülikoolis peetakse homme Ameerika kultuurantropoloogi Clifford Geertzi mälestusõhtut, esinevad rektor Rein Raud, Eesti Humanitaarinstituudi dotsent Lorenzo Cañás Bottos ja kultuuriteooria lektor Marek Tamm
Scalable randomized benchmarking of non-Clifford gates
Cross, Andrew W.; Magesan, Easwar; Bishop, Lev S.; Smolin, John A.; Gambetta, Jay M.
2015-01-01
Randomized benchmarking is a widely used experimental technique to characterize the average error of quantum operations. Benchmarking procedures that scale to enable characterization of $n$-qubit circuits rely on efficient procedures for manipulating those circuits and, as such, have been limited to subgroups of the Clifford group. However, universal quantum computers require additional, non-Clifford gates to approximate arbitrary unitary transformations. We define a scalable randomized bench...
On continuity of homomorphisms between topological Clifford semigroups
I. Pastukhova
2014-01-01
Generalizing an old result of Bowman we prove that a homomorphism $f:X\\to Y$ between topological Clifford semigroups is continuous if the idempotent band $E_X=\\{x\\in X:xx=x\\}$ of $X$ is a $V$-semilattice;the topological Clifford semigroup $Y$ is ditopological;the restriction $f|E_X$ is continuous;for each subgroup $H\\subset X$ the restriction $f|H$ is continuous.
Translating cosmological special relativity into geometric algebra
Horn, Martin Erik
2012-11-01
Geometric algebra and Clifford algebra are important tools to describe and analyze the physics of the world we live in. Although there is enormous empirical evidence that we are living in four dimensional spacetime, mathematical worlds of higher dimensions can be used to present the physical laws of our world in an aesthetical and didactical more appealing way. In physics and mathematics education we are therefore confronted with the question how these high dimensional spaces should be taught. But as an immediate confrontation of students with high dimensional compactified spacetimes would expect too much from them at the beginning of their university studies, it seems reasonable to approach the mathematics and physics of higher dimensions step by step. The first step naturally is the step from four dimensional spacetime of special relativity to a five dimensional spacetime world. As a toy model for this artificial world cosmological special relativity, invented by Moshe Carmeli, can be used. This five dimensional non-compactified approach describes a spacetime which consists not only of one time dimension and three space dimensions. In addition velocity is regarded as a fifth dimension. This model very probably will not represent physics correctly. But it can be used to discuss and analyze the consequences of an additional dimension in a clear and simple way. Unfortunately Carmeli has formulated cosmological special relativity in standard vector notation. Therefore a translation of cosmological special relativity into the mathematical language of Grassmann and Clifford (Geometric algebra) is given and the physics of cosmological special relativity is discussed.
Izhakian, Zur; Rowen, Louis
2008-01-01
We develop the algebraic polynomial theory for "supertropical algebra," as initiated earlier over the real numbers by the first author. The main innovation there was the introduction of "ghost elements," which also play the key role in our structure theory. Here, we work somewhat more generally over an ordered monoid, and develop a theory which contains the analogs of several basic theorems of classical commutative algebra. This structure enables one to develop a Zariski-type algebraic geomet...
Spin Singularities: Clifford Kaleidoscopes and Particle Masses
Cohen, Marcus S
2009-01-01
Are particles singularities- vortex lines, tubes, or sheets in some global ocean of dark energy? We visit the zoo of Lagrangian singularities, or caustics in a spin(4,C) phase flow over compactifed Minkowsky space, and find that their varieties and energies parallel the families and masses of the elementary particles. Singularities are classified by tensor products of J Coxeter groups s generated by reflections. The multiplicity, s, is the number reflections needed to close a cycle of null zigzags: nonlinear resonances of J chiral pairs of lightlike matter spinors with (4-J) Clifford mirrors: dyads in the remaining unperturbed vacuum pairs. Using singular perturbations to "peel" phase-space singularities by orders in the vacuum intensity, we find that singular varieties with quantized mass, charge, and spin parallel the families of leptons (J=1), mesons (J=2), and hadrons (J=3). Taking the symplectic 4 form - the volume element in the 8- spinor phase space- as a natural Lagrangian, these singularities turn ou...
The bundles of algebraic and Dirac-Hestenes spinor fields
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Our main objective in this paper is to clarify the ontology of Dirac-Hestenes spinor fields (DHSF) and its relationship with even multivector fields, on a Riemann-Cartan spacetime (RCST) M=(M,g,∇,τg,↑) admitting a spin structure, and to give a mathematically rigorous derivation of the so-called Dirac-Hestenes equation (DHE) in the case where M is a Lorentzian spacetime (the general case when M is a RCST will be discussed in another publication). To this aim we introduce the Clifford bundle of multivector fields (Cl(M,g)) and the left (ClSpin1,3el(M)) and right (ClSpin1,3er(M)) spin-Clifford bundles on the spin manifold (M,g). The relation between left ideal algebraic spinor fields (LIASF) and Dirac-Hestenes spinor fields (both fields are sections of ClSpin1,3el(M)) is clarified. We study in detail the theory of covariant derivatives of Clifford fields as well as that of left and right spin-Clifford fields. A consistent Dirac equation for a DHSF Ψ is a member of sec ClSpin1,3el(M) (denoted DECll) on a Lorentzian spacetime is found. We also obtain a representation of the DECll in the Clifford bundle Cl(M,g). It is such equation that we call the DHE and it is satisfied by Clifford fields ψΞ is a member of sec Cl(M,g). This means that to each DHSF Ψ is a member of sec ClSpin1,3el(M) and spin frame Ξ is a member of sec PSpin1,3e(M), there is a well-defined sum of even multivector fields ψΞ isa member of sec Cl(M,g) (EMFS) associated with Ψ. Such an EMFS is called a representative of the DHSF on the given spin frame. And, of course, such a EMFS (the representative of the DHSF) is not a spinor field. With this crucial distinction between a DHSF and its representatives on the Clifford bundle, we provide a consistent theory for the covariant derivatives of Clifford and spinor fields of all kinds. We emphasize that the DECll and the DHE, although related, are equations of different mathematical natures. We study also the local Lorentz invariance and the
Geometric Algebra: A natural representation of three-space
Chappell, James M; Abbott, Derek
2011-01-01
Historically, there have been many attempts to define the correct algebra for modeling the properties of three dimensional physical space, such as Descartes' system of Cartesian coordinates in 1637, the quaternions of Hamilton representing rotation in three-space that built on the Argand diagram for two-space, and Gibbs' vector calculus employing the dot and cross products. We illustrate however, that Clifford's geometric algebra developed in 1873, but largely overlooked by the science community, provides the simplest and most natural algebra for three-space and hence has general applicability to all fields of science and engineering. To support this thesis, we firstly show how geometric algebra naturally produces all the properties of complex numbers and quaternions and the vector cross product in a single formalism, whilst still maintaining a strictly real field and secondly we show in two specific cases how it simplifies analysis in regards to electromagnetism and Dirac's equation of quantum mechanics. Thi...
Constitutive relations in optics in terms of geometric algebra
Dargys, A.
2015-11-01
To analyze the electromagnetic wave propagation in a medium the Maxwell equations should be supplemented by constitutive relations. At present the classification of linear constitutive relations is well established in tensorial-matrix and exterior p-form calculus. Here the constitutive relations are found in the context of Clifford geometric algebra. For this purpose Cl1,3 algebra that conforms with relativistic 4D Minkowskian spacetime is used. It is shown that the classification of linear optical phenomena with the help of constitutive relations in this case comes from the structure of Cl1,3 algebra itself. Concrete expressions for constitutive relations which follow from this algebra are presented. They can be applied in calculating the propagation properties of electromagnetic waves in any anisotropic, linear and nondissipative medium.
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2007-01-01
The workshop continued a series of Oberwolfach meetings on algebraic groups, started in 1971 by Tonny Springer and Jacques Tits who both attended the present conference. This time, the organizers were Michel Brion, Jens Carsten Jantzen, and Raphaël Rouquier. During the last years, the subject of...... algebraic groups (in a broad sense) has seen important developments in several directions, also related to representation theory and algebraic geometry. The workshop aimed at presenting some of these developments in order to make them accessible to a "general audience" of algebraic group-theorists, and to...
Linear Algebra and Smarandache Linear Algebra
Vasantha, Kandasamy
2003-01-01
The present book, on Smarandache linear algebra, not only studies the Smarandache analogues of linear algebra and its applications, it also aims to bridge the need for new research topics pertaining to linear algebra, purely in the algebraic sense. We have introduced Smarandache semilinear algebra, Smarandache bilinear algebra and Smarandache anti-linear algebra and their fuzzy equivalents. Moreover, in this book, we have brought out the study of linear algebra and ve...
Segal algebras in commutative Banach algebras
INOUE, Jyunji; TAKAHASI, Sin-Ei
2014-01-01
The notion of Reiter's Segal algebra in commutative group algebras is generalized to a notion of Segal algebra in more general classes of commutative Banach algebras. Then we introduce a family of Segal algebras in commutative Banach algebras under considerations and study some properties of them.
Algebra-Geometry of Piecewise Algebraic Varieties
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Chun Gang ZHU; Ren Hong WANG
2012-01-01
Algebraic variety is the most important subject in classical algebraic geometry.As the zero set of multivariate splines,the piecewise algebraic variety is a kind generalization of the classical algebraic variety.This paper studies the correspondence between spline ideals and piecewise algebraic varieties based on the knowledge of algebraic geometry and multivariate splines.
The algebraic structure of the Onsager algebra
DATE, ETSURO; Roan, Shi-shyr
2000-01-01
We study the Lie algebra structure of the Onsager algebra from the ideal theoretic point of view. A structure theorem of ideals in the Onsager algebra is obtained with the connection to the finite-dimensional representations. We also discuss the solvable algebra aspect of the Onsager algebra through the formal Lie algebra theory.
Cliffordization, spin, and fermionic star products
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Deformation quantization is a powerful tool for quantizing theories with bosonic and fermionic degrees of freedom. The star products involved generate the mathematical structures which have recently been used in attempts to analyze the algebraic properties of quantum field theory. In the context of quantum mechanics they provide a quantization procedure for systems with either bosonic or fermionic degrees of freedom. We illustrate this procedure for a number of physical examples, including bosonic, fermionic, and supersymmetric oscillators. We show how non-relativistic and relativistic particles with spin can be naturally described in this framework
Kolman, Bernard
1985-01-01
College Algebra, Second Edition is a comprehensive presentation of the fundamental concepts and techniques of algebra. The book incorporates some improvements from the previous edition to provide a better learning experience. It provides sufficient materials for use in the study of college algebra. It contains chapters that are devoted to various mathematical concepts, such as the real number system, the theory of polynomial equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the geometric definition of each conic section. Progress checks, warnings, and features are inserted. Every chapter c
Holtz, Olga; Ron, Amos
2007-01-01
A wealth of geometric and combinatorial properties of a given linear endomorphism $X$ of $\\R^N$ is captured in the study of its associated zonotope $Z(X)$, and, by duality, its associated hyperplane arrangement ${\\cal H}(X)$. This well-known line of study is particularly interesting in case $n\\eqbd\\rank X \\ll N$. We enhance this study to an algebraic level, and associate $X$ with three algebraic structures, referred herein as {\\it external, central, and internal.} Each algebraic structure is ...
Issa, A. Nourou
2010-01-01
Hom-Akivis algebras are introduced. The commutator-Hom-associator algebra of a non-Hom-associative algebra (i.e. a Hom-nonassociative algebra) is a Hom-Akivis algebra. It is shown that non-Hom-associative algebras can be obtained from nonassociative algebras by twisting along algebra automorphisms while Hom-Akivis algebras can be obtained from Akivis algebras by twisting along algebra endomorphisms. It is pointed out that a Hom-Akivis algebra associated to a Hom-alternative algebra is a Hom-M...
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Since the works of Gelfand, Harish-Chandra, Kostant and Duflo, a new theory has earned its place in the field of mathematics, due to the abundance of its results and the coherence of its methods: the theory of enveloping algebras. This study is the first to present the whole subject in textbook form. The most recent results are included, as well as complete proofs, starting from the elementary theory of Lie algebras. (Auth.)
Which multiplier algebras are $W^*$-algebras?
Akemann, Charles A.; Amini, Massoud; Asadi, Mohammad B.
2013-01-01
We consider the question of when the multiplier algebra $M(\\mathcal{A})$ of a $C^*$-algebra $\\mathcal{A}$ is a $ W^*$-algebra, and show that it holds for a stable $C^*$-algebra exactly when it is a $C^*$-algebra of compact operators. This implies that if for every Hilbert $C^*$-module $E$ over a $C^*$-algebra $\\mathcal{A}$, the algebra $B(E)$ of adjointable operators on $E$ is a $ W^*$-algebra, then $\\mathcal{A}$ is a $C^*$-algebra of compact operators. Also we show that a unital $C^*$-algebr...
Algebraic entropy for algebraic maps
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We propose an extension of the concept of algebraic entropy, as introduced by Bellon and Viallet for rational maps, to algebraic maps (or correspondences) of a certain kind. The corresponding entropy is an index of the complexity of the map. The definition inherits the basic properties from the definition of entropy for rational maps. We give an example with positive entropy, as well as two examples taken from the theory of Bäcklund transformations. (letter)
Homotopy DG algebras induce homotopy BV algebras
Terilla, John; Tradler, Thomas; Wilson, Scott O.
2011-01-01
Let TA denote the space underlying the tensor algebra of a vector space A. In this short note, we show that if A is a differential graded algebra, then TA is a differential Batalin-Vilkovisky algebra. Moreover, if A is an A-infinity algebra, then TA is a commutative BV-infinity algebra.
G-equivariant {phi}-coordinated quasi modules for quantum vertex algebras
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Li, Haisheng [Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey 08102 (United States)
2013-05-15
This is a paper in a series to study quantum vertex algebras and their relations with various quantum algebras. In this paper, we introduce a notion of T-type quantum vertex algebra and a notion of G-equivariant {phi}-coordinated quasi module for a T-type quantum vertex algebra with an automorphism group G. We refine and extend several previous results and we obtain a commutator formula for G-equivariant {phi}-coordinated quasi modules. As an illustrating example, we study a special case of the deformed Virasoro algebra Vir{sub p,q} with q=-1, to which we associate a Clifford vertex superalgebra and its G-equivariant {phi}-coordinated quasi modules.
G-equivariant φ-coordinated quasi modules for quantum vertex algebras
Li, Haisheng
2013-05-01
This is a paper in a series to study quantum vertex algebras and their relations with various quantum algebras. In this paper, we introduce a notion of T-type quantum vertex algebra and a notion of G-equivariant ϕ-coordinated quasi module for a T-type quantum vertex algebra with an automorphism group G. We refine and extend several previous results and we obtain a commutator formula for G-equivariant ϕ-coordinated quasi modules. As an illustrating example, we study a special case of the deformed Virasoro algebra {V}ir_{p,q} with q = -1, to which we associate a Clifford vertex superalgebra and its G-equivariant ϕ-coordinated quasi modules.
Rank-3 root systems induce root systems of rank 4 via a new Clifford spinor construction
Dechant, Pierre-Philippe
2015-04-01
In this paper, we show that via a novel construction every rank-3 root system induces a root system of rank 4. Via the Cartan-Dieudonné theorem, an even number of successive Coxeter reflections yields rotations that in a Clifford algebra framework are described by spinors. In three dimensions these spinors themselves have a natural four-dimensional Euclidean structure, and discrete spinor groups can therefore be interpreted as 4D polytopes. In fact, we show that these polytopes have to be root systems, thereby inducing Coxeter groups of rank 4, and that their automorphism groups include two factors of the respective discrete spinor groups trivially acting on the left and on the right by spinor multiplication. Special cases of this general theorem include the exceptional 4D groups D4, F4 and H4, which therefore opens up a new understanding of applications of these structures in terms of spinorial geometry. In particular, 4D groups are ubiquitous in high energy physics. For the corresponding case in two dimensions, the groups I2(n) are shown to be self-dual, whilst via a similar construction in terms of octonions each rank-3 root system induces a root system in dimension 8; this root system is in fact the direct sum of two copies of the corresponding induced 4D root system.
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WANG Renhong; ZHU Chungang
2004-01-01
The piecewise algebraic variety is a generalization of the classical algebraic variety. This paper discusses some properties of piecewise algebraic varieties and their coordinate rings based on the knowledge of algebraic geometry.
Edwards, Harold M
1995-01-01
In his new undergraduate textbook, Harold M Edwards proposes a radically new and thoroughly algorithmic approach to linear algebra Originally inspired by the constructive philosophy of mathematics championed in the 19th century by Leopold Kronecker, the approach is well suited to students in the computer-dominated late 20th century Each proof is an algorithm described in English that can be translated into the computer language the class is using and put to work solving problems and generating new examples, making the study of linear algebra a truly interactive experience Designed for a one-semester course, this text adopts an algorithmic approach to linear algebra giving the student many examples to work through and copious exercises to test their skills and extend their knowledge of the subject Students at all levels will find much interactive instruction in this text while teachers will find stimulating examples and methods of approach to the subject
Liesen, Jörg
2015-01-01
This self-contained textbook takes a matrix-oriented approach to linear algebra and presents a complete theory, including all details and proofs, culminating in the Jordan canonical form and its proof. Throughout the development, the applicability of the results is highlighted. Additionally, the book presents special topics from applied linear algebra including matrix functions, the singular value decomposition, the Kronecker product and linear matrix equations. The matrix-oriented approach to linear algebra leads to a better intuition and a deeper understanding of the abstract concepts, and therefore simplifies their use in real world applications. Some of these applications are presented in detailed examples. In several ‘MATLAB-Minutes’ students can comprehend the concepts and results using computational experiments. Necessary basics for the use of MATLAB are presented in a short introduction. Students can also actively work with the material and practice their mathematical skills in more than 300 exerc...
On uniform topological algebras
Azhari, M. El
2013-01-01
The uniform norm on a uniform normed Q-algebra is the only uniform Q-algebra norm on it. The uniform norm on a regular uniform normed Q-algebra with unit is the only uniform norm on it. Let A be a uniform topological algebra whose spectrum M (A) is equicontinuous, then A is a uniform normed algebra. Let A be a regular semisimple commutative Banach algebra, then every algebra norm on A is a Q-algebra norm on A.
Hazewinkel, Michiel
2004-01-01
Two important generalizations of the Hopf algebra of symmetric functions are the Hopf algebra of noncommutative symmetric functions and its graded dual the Hopf algebra of quasisymmetric functions. A common generalization of the latter is the selfdual Hopf algebra of permutations (MPR Hopf algebra). This latter Hopf algebra can be seen as a Hopf algebra of endomorphisms of a Hopf algebra. That turns out to be a fruitful way of looking at things and gives rise to wide ranging further generaliz...
Allenby, Reg
1995-01-01
As the basis of equations (and therefore problem-solving), linear algebra is the most widely taught sub-division of pure mathematics. Dr Allenby has used his experience of teaching linear algebra to write a lively book on the subject that includes historical information about the founders of the subject as well as giving a basic introduction to the mathematics undergraduate. The whole text has been written in a connected way with ideas introduced as they occur naturally. As with the other books in the series, there are many worked examples.Solutions to the exercises are available onlin
Jacobson, Nathan
1979-01-01
Lie group theory, developed by M. Sophus Lie in the 19th century, ranks among the more important developments in modern mathematics. Lie algebras comprise a significant part of Lie group theory and are being actively studied today. This book, by Professor Nathan Jacobson of Yale, is the definitive treatment of the subject and can be used as a textbook for graduate courses.Chapter I introduces basic concepts that are necessary for an understanding of structure theory, while the following three chapters present the theory itself: solvable and nilpotent Lie algebras, Carlan's criterion and its
Stoll, R R
1968-01-01
Linear Algebra is intended to be used as a text for a one-semester course in linear algebra at the undergraduate level. The treatment of the subject will be both useful to students of mathematics and those interested primarily in applications of the theory. The major prerequisite for mastering the material is the readiness of the student to reason abstractly. Specifically, this calls for an understanding of the fact that axioms are assumptions and that theorems are logical consequences of one or more axioms. Familiarity with calculus and linear differential equations is required for understand
Deskins, W E
1996-01-01
This excellent textbook provides undergraduates with an accessible introduction to the basic concepts of abstract algebra and to the analysis of abstract algebraic systems. These systems, which consist of sets of elements, operations, and relations among the elements, and prescriptive axioms, are abstractions and generalizations of various models which evolved from efforts to explain or discuss physical phenomena.In Chapter 1, the author discusses the essential ingredients of a mathematical system, and in the next four chapters covers the basic number systems, decompositions of integers, diop
GOLDMAN ALGEBRA, OPERS AND THE SWAPPING ALGEBRA
Labourie, François
2012-01-01
We define a Poisson Algebra called the {\\em swapping algebra} using the intersection of curves in the disk. We interpret a subalgebra of the fraction algebra of the swapping algebra -- called the {\\em algebra of multifractions} -- as an algebra of functions on the space of cross ratios and thus as an algebra of functions on the Hitchin component as well as on the space of $\\mathsf{SL}_n(\\mathbb R)$-opers with trivial holonomy. We relate this Poisson algebra to the Atiyah--Bott--Goldman symple...
Smarandache Jordan Algebras - abstract
Vasantha Kandasamy, W. B.; Christopher, S.; A. Victor Devadoss
2004-01-01
We prove a S-commutative Jordan Algebra is a S-weakly commutative Jordan algebra. We define a S-Jordan algebra to be S-simple Jordan algebras if the S-Jordan algebra has no S-Jordan ideals. We obtain several other interesting notions and results on S-Jordan algebras.
Module Amenability of Semigroup Algebras under Certain Module Actions
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A. Sahleh
2014-06-01
Full Text Available In this paper we define a congruence ∼ on inverse semigroup S such that amenability of S is equivalent to amenability of S/ ∼. We study module amenability of semigroup algebra l 1 (S/ ∼ when S is an inverse semigroup with idempotents E and prove that it is equivalent to module amenability of l 1 (S. The main difference of this action with the more studied trivial action is that in this case the corresponding homomorphic image is a Clifford semigroup rather than a discrete group
Conformal Field Theory, Vertex Operator Algebra and Stochastic Loewner Evolution in Ising Model
Zahabi, Ali
2015-01-01
We review the algebraic and analytic aspects of the conformal field theory (CFT) and its relation to the stochastic Loewner evolution (SLE) in an example of the Ising model. We obtain the scaling limit of the correlation functions of Ising free fermions on an arbitrary simply connected two-dimensional domain $D$. Then, we study the analytic and algebraic aspects of the fermionic CFT on $D$, using the Fock space formalism of fields, and the Clifford vertex operator algebra (VOA). These constructions lead to the conformal field theory of the Fock space fields and the fermionic Fock space of states and their relations in case of the Ising free fermions. Furthermore, we investigate the conformal structure of the fermionic Fock space fields and the Clifford VOA, namely the operator product expansions, correlation functions and differential equations. Finally, by using the Clifford VOA and the fermionic CFT, we investigate a rigorous realization of the CFT/SLE correspondence in the Ising model. First, by studying t...
Revisiting special relativity: A natural algebraic alternative to Minkowski spacetime
Iannella, James M Chappell Nicolangelo; Abbott, Derek
2011-01-01
Minkowski famously introduced the concept of a space-time continuum in 1908, merging three dimensional space with an imaginary time dimension represented by $ i c t $, a framework which naturally produced the correct spacetime interval $ x^2 - c^2 t^2 $, and the results of Einstein's theory of special relativity. As an alternative to Minkowski space-time, we replace the unit imaginary $ i = \\sqrt{-1} $, with the Clifford bivector $ \\iota = e_1 e_2 $ for the plane, which also has the property of squaring to minus one, but which can be included without the addition of an extra dimension, as it is a natural part of Clifford's real Cartesian-type plane with the orthonormal basis $ e_1 $ and $ e_2 $. We find that with the ansatz of spacetime represented by a Clifford multivector, the spacetime metric and the Lorentz transformations, follow immediately as properties of the algebra. Based on the structure of the multivector, a simple semi-classical model is also produced for representing massive particles, giving a ...
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Tomás L Gómez
2001-02-01
This is an expository article on the theory of algebraic stacks. After introducing the general theory, we concentrate in the example of the moduli stack of vector bundles, giving a detailed comparison with the moduli scheme obtained via geometric invariant theory.
Oliver, Bob; Pawałowski, Krzystof
1991-01-01
As part of the scientific activity in connection with the 70th birthday of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, an international conference on algebraic topology was held. In the resulting proceedings volume, the emphasis is on substantial survey papers, some presented at the conference, some written subsequently.
The Application of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy in the Analysis of Clifford
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陈美林
2005-01-01
Clifford, a wealthy but paralyzed baronet, is always criticized without any compromise and is regarded hypocritical, cruel, in a word, a half-human and half-machine monster. However, the author believes that Clifford is a tragic character. This paper will analyze this character according to Aristotle's theory on tragedy, which is presented in his masterpiece Poetics.
The Riesz-Clifford Functional Calculus for Non-Commuting Operators and Quantum Field Theory
Kisil, Vladimir V.; de Arellano, Enrique Ramírez
1995-01-01
We present a Riesz-like hyperholomorphic functional calculus for a set of non-commuting operators based on the Clifford analysis. Applications to the quantum field theory are described. Keywords: Functional calculus, Weyl calculus, Riesz calculus, Clifford analysis, quantization, quantum field theory. AMSMSC Primary:47A60, Secondary: 81T10
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A non-linear associative algebra is realized in terms of translation and dilation operators, and a wavelet structure generating algebra is obtained. We show that this algebra is a q-deformation of the Fourier series generating algebra, and reduces to this for certain value of the deformation parameter. This algebra is also homeomorphic with the q-deformed suq(2) algebra and some of its extensions. Through this algebraic approach new methods for obtaining the wavelets are introduced. (author). 20 refs
Central simple Poisson algebras
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SU; Yucai; XU; Xiaoping
2004-01-01
Poisson algebras are fundamental algebraic structures in physics and symplectic geometry. However, the structure theory of Poisson algebras has not been well developed. In this paper, we determine the structure of the central simple Poisson algebras related to locally finite derivations, over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero.The Lie algebra structures of these Poisson algebras are in general not finitely-graded.
El-Chaar, Caroline
2012-01-01
In this thesis, four realizations of the Onsager algebra are explored. We begin with its original definition as introduced by Lars Onsager. We then examine how the Onsager algebra can be presented as a Lie algebra with two generators and two relations. The third realization of the Onsager algebra consists of viewing it as an equivariant map algebra which then gives us the tools to classify its closed ideals. Finally, we examine the Onsager algebra as a subalgebra of the tetrahedron algebra. U...
On self-adjoint operators in Krein spaces constructed by Clifford algebra Cl_{2}
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Sergii Kuzhel
2012-01-01
\\(\\Sigma_{J_{\\vec{\\beta}}}\\ are unitarily equivalent for different \\(\\vec{\\alpha}, \\vec{\\beta} \\in \\mathbb{S}^2\\ and describe in detail the structure of operators \\(A \\in \\Sigma_{J_{\\vec{\\alpha}}}\\ with empty resolvent set.
On the probabilistic structure of quasi-free states of a Clifford algebra
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We prove that the correlation functions of a non-relativistic Fermi field given by a quasi-free state are directly related to the values of the characteristic function of a probability measure over the phase space of a classical spin system. (orig.)
Euclidean Geometric Objects in the Clifford Geometric Algebra of {Origin, 3-Space, Infinity}
Hitzer, Eckhard
2013-01-01
This paper concentrates on the homogeneous (conformal) model of Euclidean space (Horosphere) with subspaces that intuitively correspond to Euclidean geometric objects in three dimensions. Mathematical details of the construction and (useful) parametrizations of the 3D Euclidean object models are explicitly demonstrated in order to show how 3D Euclidean information on positions, orientations and radii can be extracted.
Connections on Clifford bundles and the Dirac operator
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It is shown, how - in the setting of Clifford bundles - the spin connection (or Dirac operator) may be obtained by averaging the Levi-Civita connection (or Kaehler-Dirac operator) over the finite group generated by an orthonormal frame of the base-manifold. The familiar covariance of the Dirac equation under a simultaneous transformation of spinors and matrix-representations emerges very naturally in this scheme, which can also be applied when the manifold does not possess a spin-structure. (Author)
Local unitary versus local Clifford equivalence of stabilizer states
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We study the relation between local unitary (LU) equivalence and local Clifford (LC) equivalence of stabilizer states. We introduce a large subclass of stabilizer states, such that every two LU equivalent states in this class are necessarily LC equivalent. Together with earlier results, this shows that LC, LU, and stochastic local operation with classical communication equivalence are the same notions for this class of stabilizer states. Moreover, recognizing whether two given stabilizer states in the present subclass are locally equivalent only requires a polynomial number of operations in the number of qubits
Chirvasitu, Alex; Smith, S. Paul
2015-01-01
This paper examines a general method for producing twists of a comodule algebra by tensoring it with a torsor then taking co-invariants. We examine the properties that pass from the original algebra to the twisted algebra and vice versa. We then examine the special case where the algebra is a 4-dimensional Sklyanin algebra viewed as a comodule algebra over the Hopf algebra of functions on the non-cyclic group of order 4 with the torsor being the 2x2 matrix algebra. The twisted algebra is an "...
Nonmonotonic logics and algebras
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CHAKRABORTY Mihir Kr; GHOSH Sujata
2008-01-01
Several nonmonotonie logic systems together with their algebraic semantics are discussed. NM-algebra is defined.An elegant construction of an NM-algebra starting from a Boolean algebra is described which gives rise to a few interesting algebraic issues.
Kleyn, Aleks
2007-01-01
The concept of F-algebra and its representation can be extended to an arbitrary bundle. We define operations of fibered F-algebra in fiber. The paper presents the representation theory of of fibered F-algebra as well as a comparison of representation of F-algebra and of representation of fibered F-algebra.
Spacetime algebra as a powerful tool for electromagnetism
Dressel, Justin; Nori, Franco
2014-01-01
We present a comprehensive introduction to spacetime algebra that emphasizes its practicality and power as a tool for the study of electromagnetism. We carefully develop this natural (Clifford) algebra of the Minkowski spacetime geometry, with a particular focus on its intrinsic (and often overlooked) complex structure. Notably, the scalar imaginary that appears throughout the electromagnetic theory properly corresponds to the unit 4-volume of spacetime itself, and thus has physical meaning. The electric and magnetic fields are combined into a single complex and frame-independent bivector field, which generalizes the Riemann-Silberstein complex vector that has recently resurfaced in studies of the single photon wavefunction. The complex structure of spacetime also underpins the emergence of electromagnetic waves, circular polarizations, the normal variables for canonical quantization, the distinction between electric and magnetic charge, complex spinor representations of Lorentz transformations, and the dual ...
The Kustaanheimo-Stiefel transformation in geometric algebra
Bartsch, T
2003-01-01
The Kustaanheimo-Stiefel (KS) transformation maps the non-linear and singular equations of motion of the three-dimensional Kepler problem to the linear and regular equations of a four-dimensional harmonic oscillator. It is used extensively in studies of the perturbed Kepler problem in celestial mechanics and atomic physics. In contrast to the conventional matrix-based approach, the formulation of the KS transformation in the language of geometric Clifford algebra offers the advantages of a clearer geometrical interpretation and greater computational simplicity. It is demonstrated that the geometric algebra formalism can readily be used to derive a Lagrangian and Hamiltonian description of the KS dynamics in arbitrary static electromagnetic fields. For orbits starting at the Coulomb centre, initial conditions are derived and a framework is set up that allows a discussion of the stability of these orbits.
Mahé, Louis; Roy, Marie-Françoise
1992-01-01
Ten years after the first Rennes international meeting on real algebraic geometry, the second one looked at the developments in the subject during the intervening decade - see the 6 survey papers listed below. Further contributions from the participants on recent research covered real algebra and geometry, topology of real algebraic varieties and 16thHilbert problem, classical algebraic geometry, techniques in real algebraic geometry, algorithms in real algebraic geometry, semialgebraic geometry, real analytic geometry. CONTENTS: Survey papers: M. Knebusch: Semialgebraic topology in the last ten years.- R. Parimala: Algebraic and topological invariants of real algebraic varieties.- Polotovskii, G.M.: On the classification of decomposing plane algebraic curves.- Scheiderer, C.: Real algebra and its applications to geometry in the last ten years: some major developments and results.- Shustin, E.L.: Topology of real plane algebraic curves.- Silhol, R.: Moduli problems in real algebraic geometry. Further contribu...
Goze, Michel; Remm, Elisabeth
2006-01-01
A current Lie algebra is contructed from a tensor product of a Lie algebra and a commutative associative algebra of dimension greater than 2. In this work we are interested in deformations of such algebras and in the problem of rigidity. In particular we prove that a current Lie algebra is rigid if it is isomorphic to a direct product gxg...xg where g is a rigid Lie algebra.
Solvable quadratic Lie algebras
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2006-01-01
A Lie algebra endowed with a nondegenerate, symmetric, invariant bilinear form is called a quadratic Lie algebra. In this paper, the author investigates the structure of solvable quadratic Lie algebras, in particular, the solvable quadratic Lie algebras whose Cartan subalgebras consist of semi-simple elements, the author presents a procedure to construct a class of quadratic Lie algebras from the point of view of cohomology and shows that all solvable quadratic Lie algebras can be obtained in this way.
Grabowski, Jan
2015-01-01
In the cluster algebra literature, the notion of a graded cluster algebra has been implicit since the origin of the subject. In this work, we wish to bring this aspect of cluster algebra theory to the foreground and promote its study. We transfer a definition of Gekhtman, Shapiro and Vainshtein to the algebraic setting, yielding the notion of a multi-graded cluster algebra. We then study gradings for finite type cluster algebras without coefficients, giving a full classification. Translating ...
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2007-01-01
It is a small step toward the Koszul-type algebras. The piecewise-Koszul algebras are,in general, a new class of quadratic algebras but not the classical Koszul ones, simultaneously they agree with both the classical Koszul and higher Koszul algebras in special cases. We give a criteria theorem for a graded algebra A to be piecewise-Koszul in terms of its Yoneda-Ext algebra E(A), and show an A∞-structure on E(A). Relations between Koszul algebras and piecewise-Koszul algebras are discussed. In particular, our results are related to the third question of Green-Marcos.
Li, Haisheng; Tan, Shaobin; Wang, Qing
2012-01-01
In this paper, we study a notion of what we call vertex Leibniz algebra. This notion naturally extends that of vertex algebra without vacuum, which was previously introduced by Huang and Lepowsky. We show that every vertex algebra without vacuum can be naturally extended to a vertex algebra. On the other hand, we show that a vertex Leibniz algebra can be embedded into a vertex algebra if and only if it admits a faithful module. To each vertex Leibniz algebra we associate a vertex algebra with...
Grätzer, George
1979-01-01
Universal Algebra, heralded as ". . . the standard reference in a field notorious for the lack of standardization . . .," has become the most authoritative, consistently relied on text in a field with applications in other branches of algebra and other fields such as combinatorics, geometry, and computer science. Each chapter is followed by an extensive list of exercises and problems. The "state of the art" account also includes new appendices (with contributions from B. Jónsson, R. Quackenbush, W. Taylor, and G. Wenzel) and a well-selected additional bibliography of over 1250 papers and books which makes this a fine work for students, instructors, and researchers in the field. "This book will certainly be, in the years to come, the basic reference to the subject." --- The American Mathematical Monthly (First Edition) "In this reviewer's opinion [the author] has more than succeeded in his aim. The problems at the end of each chapter are well-chosen; there are more than 650 of them. The book is especially sui...
Yoneda algebras of almost Koszul algebras
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Zheng Lijing
2015-11-01
Let be an algebraically closed field, a finite dimensional connected (, )-Koszul self-injective algebra with , ≥ 2. In this paper, we prove that the Yoneda algebra of is isomorphic to a twisted polynomial algebra $A^!$ [ ; ] in one indeterminate of degree +1 in which $A^!$ is the quadratic dual of , is an automorphism of $A^!$, and = () for each $t \\in A^!$. As a corollary, we recover Theorem 5.3 of [2].
Algebra cohomology over a commutative algebra revisited
Pirashvili, Teimuraz
2003-01-01
The aim of this paper is to give a relatively easy bicomplex which computes the Shukla, or Quillen cohomology in the category of associative algebras over a commutative algebra $A$, in the case when $A$ is an algebra over a field.
WEAKLY ALGEBRAIC REFLEXIVITY AND STRONGLY ALGEBRAIC REFLEXIVITY
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TaoChangli; LuShijie; ChenPeixin
2002-01-01
Algebraic reflexivity introduced by Hadwin is related to linear interpolation. In this paper, the concepts of weakly algebraic reflexivity and strongly algebraic reflexivity which are also related to linear interpolation are introduced. Some properties of them are obtained and some relations between them revealed.
Enveloping algebras of some quantum Lie algebras
Pourkia, Arash
2014-01-01
We define a family of Hopf algebra objects, $H$, in the braided category of $\\mathbb{Z}_n$-modules (known as anyonic vector spaces), for which the property $\\psi^2_{H\\otimes H}=id_{H\\otimes H}$ holds. We will show that these anyonic Hopf algebras are, in fact, the enveloping (Hopf) algebras of particular quantum Lie algebras, also with the property $\\psi^2=id$. Then we compute the braided periodic Hopf cyclic cohomology of these Hopf algebras. For that, we will show the following fact: analog...
Minimal surfaces in the three-Sphere by doubling the Clifford Torus
Kapouleas, Nicolaos; Yang, Seong-Deog
2007-01-01
We construct embedded closed minimal surfaces in the round three-sphere, resembling two parallel copies of the Clifford torus, joined by m^2 small catenoidal bridges symmetrically arranged along a square lattice of points on the torus.
How to efficiently select an arbitrary Clifford group element
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Koenig, Robert [Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Smolin, John A. [IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States)
2014-12-15
We give an algorithm which produces a unique element of the Clifford group on n qubits (C{sub n}) from an integer 0≤i<|C{sub n}| (the number of elements in the group). The algorithm involves O(n{sup 3}) operations and provides, in addition to a canonical mapping from the integers to group elements g, a factorization of g into a sequence of at most 4n symplectic transvections. The algorithm can be used to efficiently select random elements of C{sub n} which are often useful in quantum information theory and quantum computation. We also give an algorithm for the inverse map, indexing a group element in time O(n{sup 3})
The Yoneda algebra of a K2 algebra need not be another K2 algebra
Cassidy, T.; Phan, C.; Shelton, B.
2010-01-01
The Yoneda algebra of a Koszul algebra or a D-Koszul algebra is Koszul. K2 algebras are a natural generalization of Koszul algebras, and one would hope that the Yoneda algebra of a K2 algebra would be another K2 algebra. We show that this is not necessarily the case by constructing a monomial K2 algebra for which the corresponding Yoneda algebra is not K2.
Workshop on Commutative Algebra
Simis, Aron
1990-01-01
The central theme of this volume is commutative algebra, with emphasis on special graded algebras, which are increasingly of interest in problems of algebraic geometry, combinatorics and computer algebra. Most of the papers have partly survey character, but are research-oriented, aiming at classification and structural results.
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This is a reprint of the historical capsules dealing with algebra from the 31st Yearbook of NCTM,"Historical Topics for the Mathematics Classroom." Included are such themes as the change from a geometric to an algebraic solution of problems, the development of algebraic symbolism, the algebraic contributions of different countries, the origin and…
Generalized Quantum Current Algebras
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ZHAO Liu
2001-01-01
Two general families of new quantum-deformed current algebras are proposed and identified both as infinite Hopf family of algebras, a structure which enables one to define "tensor products" of these algebras. The standard quantum affine algebras turn out to be a very special case of the two algebra families, in which case the infinite Hopf family structure degenerates into a standard Hopf algebra. The relationship between the two algebraic families as well as thefr various special examples are discussed, and the free boson representation is also considered.
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Novikov algebras were introduced in connection with the Poisson brackets of hydrodynamic type and Hamiltonian operators in formal variational calculus. They are a class of left-symmetric algebras with commutative right multiplication operators, which can be viewed as bosonic. Fermionic Novikov algebras are a class of left-symmetric algebras with anti-commutative right multiplication operators. They correspond to a certain Hamiltonian superoperator in a supervariable. In this paper, we commence a study on fermionic Novikov algebras from the algebraic point of view. We will show that any fermionic Novikov algebra in dimension ≤3 must be bosonic. Moreover, we give the classification of real fermionic Novikov algebras on four-dimensional nilpotent Lie algebras and some examples in higher dimensions. As a corollary, we obtain kinds of four-dimensional real fermionic Novikov algebras which are not bosonic. All of these examples will serve as a guide for further development including the application in physics
Algebraically periodic translation surfaces
Calta, Kariane; Smillie, John
2007-01-01
Algebraically periodic directions on translation surfaces were introduced by Calta in her study of genus two translation surfaces. We say that a translation surface with three or more algebraically periodic directions is an algebraically periodic surface. We show that for an algebraically periodic surface the slopes of the algebraically periodic directions are given by a number field which we call the periodic direction field. We show that translation surfaces with pseudo-Anosov automorphisms...
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Jia-feng; Lü
2007-01-01
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Maps from the enveloping algebra of the positive Witt algebra to regular algebras
Sierra, Susan J.; Walton, Chelsea
2015-01-01
We construct homomorphisms from the universal enveloping algebra of the positive (part of the) Witt algebra to several different Artin-Schelter regular algebras, and determine their kernels and images. As a result, we produce elementary proofs that the universal enveloping algebras of the Virasoro algebra, the Witt algebra, and the positive Witt algebra are neither left nor right noetherian.
Brackets in representation algebras of Hopf algebras
Massuyeau, Gwenael; Turaev, Vladimir
2015-01-01
For any graded bialgebras $A$ and $B$, we define a commutative graded algebra $A_B$ representing the functor of so-called $B$-representations of $A$. When $A$ is a cocommutative graded Hopf algebra and $B$ is a commutative ungraded Hopf algebra, we introduce a method deriving a Gerstenhaber bracket in $A_B$ from a Fox pairing in $A$ and a balanced biderivation in $B$. Our construction is inspired by Van den Bergh's non-commutative Poisson geometry, and may be viewed as an algebraic generaliza...
Samuel, Pierre
2008-01-01
Algebraic number theory introduces students not only to new algebraic notions but also to related concepts: groups, rings, fields, ideals, quotient rings and quotient fields, homomorphisms and isomorphisms, modules, and vector spaces. Author Pierre Samuel notes that students benefit from their studies of algebraic number theory by encountering many concepts fundamental to other branches of mathematics - algebraic geometry, in particular.This book assumes a knowledge of basic algebra but supplements its teachings with brief, clear explanations of integrality, algebraic extensions of fields, Gal
Boicescu, V; Georgescu, G; Rudeanu, S
1991-01-01
The Lukasiewicz-Moisil algebras were created by Moisil as an algebraic counterpart for the many-valued logics of Lukasiewicz. The theory of LM-algebras has developed to a considerable extent both as an algebraic theory of intrinsic interest and in view of its applications to logic and switching theory.This book gives an overview of the theory, comprising both classical results and recent contributions, including those of the authors. N-valued and &THgr;-valued algebras are presented, as well as &THgr;-algebras with negation.Mathematicians interested in lattice theory or symbolic logic, and computer scientists, will find in this monograph stimulating material for further research.
Osborn, J
1989-01-01
During the academic year 1987-1988 the University of Wisconsin in Madison hosted a Special Year of Lie Algebras. A Workshop on Lie Algebras, of which these are the proceedings, inaugurated the special year. The principal focus of the year and of the workshop was the long-standing problem of classifying the simple finite-dimensional Lie algebras over algebraically closed field of prime characteristic. However, other lectures at the workshop dealt with the related areas of algebraic groups, representation theory, and Kac-Moody Lie algebras. Fourteen papers were presented and nine of these (eight research articles and one expository article) make up this volume.
Relation between dual S-algebras and BE-algebras
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2015-05-01
Full Text Available In this paper, we investigate the relationship between dual (Weak Subtraction algebras, Heyting algebras and BE-algebras. In fact, the purpose of this paper is to show that BE-algebra is a generalization of Heyting algebra and dual (Weak Subtraction algebras. Also, we show that a bounded commutative self distributive BE-algebra is equivalent to the Heyting algebra.
Chappell, Isaac
2009-01-01
Using the previous construction of the geometrical representation (GR) of the centerless 1D, N = 4 extended Super Virasoro algebra, we construct the corresponding Short Distance Operation Product Expansions for the deformed version of the algebra. This algebra differs from the regular algebra by the addition of terms containing the Levi-Civita tensor. How this addition changes the super-commutation relations and affects the Short Distance Operation Product Expansions (OPEs) of the associated fields is investigated. The Method of Coadjoint Orbits, which removes the need first to find Lagrangians invariant under the action of the symmetries, is used to calculate the expansions. Finally, an alternative method involving Clifford algebras is investigated for comparison.
Representations of twisted current algebras
Lau, Michael
2013-01-01
We use evaluation representations to give a complete classification of the finite-dimensional simple modules of twisted current algebras. This generalizes and unifies recent work on multiloop algebras, current algebras, equivariant map algebras, and twisted forms.
Hom-alternative algebras and Hom-Jordan algebras
Makhlouf, Abdenacer
2009-01-01
The purpose of this paper is to introduce Hom-alternative algebras and Hom-Jordan algebras. We discuss some of their properties and provide construction procedures using ordinary alternative algebras or Jordan algebras. Also, we show that a polarization of Hom-associative algebra leads to Hom-Jordan algebra.
Cellularity of diagram algebras as twisted semigroup algebras
Wilcox, Stewart
2010-01-01
The Temperley-Lieb and Brauer algebras and their cyclotomic analogues, as well as the partition algebra, are all examples of twisted semigroup algebras. We prove a general theorem about the cellularity of twisted semigroup algebras of regular semigroups. This theorem, which generalises a recent result of East about semigroup algebras of inverse semigroups, allows us to easily reproduce the cellularity of these algebras.
Cylindric-like algebras and algebraic logic
Ferenczi, Miklós; Németi, István
2013-01-01
Algebraic logic is a subject in the interface between logic, algebra and geometry, it has strong connections with category theory and combinatorics. Tarski’s quest for finding structure in logic leads to cylindric-like algebras as studied in this book, they are among the main players in Tarskian algebraic logic. Cylindric algebra theory can be viewed in many ways: as an algebraic form of definability theory, as a study of higher-dimensional relations, as an enrichment of Boolean Algebra theory, or, as logic in geometric form (“cylindric” in the name refers to geometric aspects). Cylindric-like algebras have a wide range of applications, in, e.g., natural language theory, data-base theory, stochastics, and even in relativity theory. The present volume, consisting of 18 survey papers, intends to give an overview of the main achievements and new research directions in the past 30 years, since the publication of the Henkin-Monk-Tarski monographs. It is dedicated to the memory of Leon Henkin.
Lie Algebra of Noncommutative Inhomogeneous Hopf Algebra
Lagraa, M.; Touhami, N.
1997-01-01
We construct the vector space dual to the space of right-invariant differential forms construct from a first order differential calculus on inhomogeneous quantum group. We show that this vector space is equipped with a structure of a Hopf algebra which closes on a noncommutative Lie algebra satisfying a Jacobi identity.
Realizations of Galilei algebras
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All inequivalent realizations of the Galilei algebras of dimensions not greater than five are constructed using the algebraic approach proposed by Shirokov. The varieties of the deformed Galilei algebras are discussed and families of one-parametric deformations are presented in explicit form. It is also shown that a number of well-known and physically interesting equations and systems are invariant with respect to the considered Galilei algebras or their deformations. (paper)
Leinster, Tom
2000-01-01
We present a definition of homotopy algebra for an operad, and explore its consequences. The paper should be accessible to topologists, category theorists, and anyone acquainted with operads. After a review of operads and monoidal categories, the definition of homotopy algebra is given. Specifically, suppose that M is a monoidal category in which it makes sense to talk about algebras for some operad P. Then our definition says what a homotopy P-algebra in M is, provided only that some of the ...
Algebraic statistics computational commutative algebra in statistics
Pistone, Giovanni; Wynn, Henry P
2000-01-01
Written by pioneers in this exciting new field, Algebraic Statistics introduces the application of polynomial algebra to experimental design, discrete probability, and statistics. It begins with an introduction to Gröbner bases and a thorough description of their applications to experimental design. A special chapter covers the binary case with new application to coherent systems in reliability and two level factorial designs. The work paves the way, in the last two chapters, for the application of computer algebra to discrete probability and statistical modelling through the important concept of an algebraic statistical model.As the first book on the subject, Algebraic Statistics presents many opportunities for spin-off research and applications and should become a landmark work welcomed by both the statistical community and its relatives in mathematics and computer science.
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We construct a special type of quantum soliton solutions for quantized affine Toda models. The elements of the principal Heisenberg subalgebra in the affinised quantum Lie algebra are found. Their eigenoperators inside the quantized universal enveloping algebra for an affine Lie algebra are constructed to generate quantum soliton solutions
Deficiently Extremal Gorenstein Algebras
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Pavinder Singh
2011-08-01
The aim of this article is to study the homological properties of deficiently extremal Gorenstein algebras. We prove that if / is an odd deficiently extremal Gorenstein algebra with pure minimal free resolution, then the codimension of / must be odd. As an application, the structure of pure minimal free resolution of a nearly extremal Gorenstein algebra is obtained.
Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra
Darley, Joy W.; Leapard, Barbara B.
2010-01-01
Algebraic thinking is a top priority in mathematics classrooms today. Because elementary school teachers lay the groundwork to develop students' capacity to think algebraically, it is crucial for teachers to have a conceptual understanding of the connections between arithmetic and algebra and be confident in communicating these connections. Many…
Bases of Schur algebras associated to cellularly stratified diagram algebras
Bowman, C
2011-01-01
We examine homomorphisms between induced modules for a certain class of cellularly stratified diagram algebras, including the BMW algebra, Temperley-Lieb algebra, Brauer algebra, and (quantum) walled Brauer algebra. We define the `permutation' modules for these algebras, these are one-sided ideals which allow us to study the diagrammatic Schur algebras of Hartmann, Henke, Koenig and Paget. We construct bases of these Schur algebras in terms of modified tableaux. On the way we prove that the (quantum) walled Brauer algebra and the Temperley-Lieb algebra are both cellularly stratified and therefore have well-defined Specht filtrations.
Jespers, Eric; Riley, David; Siciliano, Salvatore
2007-01-01
An algebra is called a GI-algebra if its group of units satisfies a group identity. We provide positive support for the following two open problems. 1. Does every algebraic GI-algebra satisfy a polynomial identity? 2. Is every algebraically generated GI-algebra locally finite?
Computer algebra and operators
Fateman, Richard; Grossman, Robert
1989-01-01
The symbolic computation of operator expansions is discussed. Some of the capabilities that prove useful when performing computer algebra computations involving operators are considered. These capabilities may be broadly divided into three areas: the algebraic manipulation of expressions from the algebra generated by operators; the algebraic manipulation of the actions of the operators upon other mathematical objects; and the development of appropriate normal forms and simplification algorithms for operators and their actions. Brief descriptions are given of the computer algebra computations that arise when working with various operators and their actions.
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Antonio J Calderón Martín; Manuel Forero Piulestán; José M Sánchez Delgado
2012-05-01
We study the structure of split Malcev algebras of arbitrary dimension over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. We show that any such algebras is of the form $M=\\mathcal{U}+\\sum_jI_j$ with $\\mathcal{U}$ a subspace of the abelian Malcev subalgebra and any $I_j$ a well described ideal of satisfying $[I_j, I_k]=0$ if ≠ . Under certain conditions, the simplicity of is characterized and it is shown that is the direct sum of a semisimple split Lie algebra and a direct sum of simple non-Lie Malcev algebras.
The Colombeau Quaternion Algebra
Cortes, W.; Ferrero, M. A.; Juriaans, S. O.
2008-01-01
We introduce the Colombeau Quaternio Algebra and study its algebraic structure. We also study the dense ideal, dense in the algebraic sense, of the algebra of Colombeau generalized numbers and use this show the existence of a maximal ting of quotions which is Von Neumann regular. Recall that it is already known that then algebra of COlombeau generalized numbers is not Von Neumann regular. We also use the study of the dense ideals to give a criteria for a generalized holomorphic function to sa...
On supergroups with odd Clifford parameters and non-anticommutative supersymmetry
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We investigate super groups with Grassmann parameters replaced by odd Clifford parameters. The connection with non-anti commutative supersymmetry is discussed. A Berezin-like calculus for odd Clifford variables is introduced. Fermionic covariant derivatives for super groups with odd Clifford variables are derived. Applications to supersymmetric quantum mechanics are made. Deformations of the original supersymmetric theories are encountered when the fermionic covariant derivatives do not obey the graded Leibniz property. The simplest non-trivial example is given by the N = 2 SQM with a real (1, 2, 1) multiplet and a cubic potential. The action is real. Depending on the overall sign ('Euclidean' or 'Lorentzian') of the deformation, a Bender-Boettcher pseudo-hermitian Hamiltonian is encountered when solving the equation of motion of the auxiliary field. A possible connection of our framework with the Drinfeld twist deformation of supersymmetry is pointed out. (author)
Taghavi, Ali
2013-01-01
We study some properies of $Z^{*}$ algebras, thos C^* algebra which all positive elements are zero divisors. We show by means of an example that an extension of a Z* algebra by a Z* algebra is not necessarily Z* algebra. However we prove that an extension of a non Z* algebra by a non Z* algebra is again a Z^* algebra. As an application of our methods, we prove that evey compact subset of the positive cones of a C* algebra has an upper bound in the algebra.
2-Local derivations on matrix algebras over commutative regular algebras
Ayupov, Sh. A.; Kudaybergenov, K. K.; Alauadinov, A. K.
2012-01-01
The paper is devoted to 2-local derivations on matrix algebras over commutative regular algebras. We give necessary and sufficient conditions on a commutative regular algebra to admit 2-local derivations which are not derivations. We prove that every 2-local derivation on a matrix algebra over a commutative regular algebra is a derivation. We apply these results to 2-local derivations on algebras of measurable and locally measurable operators affiliated with type I von Neumann algebras.
Spacetime algebra as a powerful tool for electromagnetism
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We present a comprehensive introduction to spacetime algebra that emphasizes its practicality and power as a tool for the study of electromagnetism. We carefully develop this natural (Clifford) algebra of the Minkowski spacetime geometry, with a particular focus on its intrinsic (and often overlooked) complex structure. Notably, the scalar imaginary that appears throughout the electromagnetic theory properly corresponds to the unit 4-volume of spacetime itself, and thus has physical meaning. The electric and magnetic fields are combined into a single complex and frame-independent bivector field, which generalizes the Riemann–Silberstein complex vector that has recently resurfaced in studies of the single photon wavefunction. The complex structure of spacetime also underpins the emergence of electromagnetic waves, circular polarizations, the normal variables for canonical quantization, the distinction between electric and magnetic charge, complex spinor representations of Lorentz transformations, and the dual (electric–magnetic field exchange) symmetry that produces helicity conservation in vacuum fields. This latter symmetry manifests as an arbitrary global phase of the complex field, motivating the use of a complex vector potential, along with an associated transverse and gauge-invariant bivector potential, as well as complex (bivector and scalar) Hertz potentials. Our detailed treatment aims to encourage the use of spacetime algebra as a readily available and mature extension to existing vector calculus and tensor methods that can greatly simplify the analysis of fundamentally relativistic objects like the electromagnetic field
Spacetime algebra as a powerful tool for electromagnetism
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Dressel, Justin, E-mail: prof.justin.dressel@gmail.com [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 (United States); Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), RIKEN, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Bliokh, Konstantin Y. [Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), RIKEN, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Interdisciplinary Theoretical Science Research Group (iTHES), RIKEN, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Nori, Franco [Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), RIKEN, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040 (United States)
2015-08-08
We present a comprehensive introduction to spacetime algebra that emphasizes its practicality and power as a tool for the study of electromagnetism. We carefully develop this natural (Clifford) algebra of the Minkowski spacetime geometry, with a particular focus on its intrinsic (and often overlooked) complex structure. Notably, the scalar imaginary that appears throughout the electromagnetic theory properly corresponds to the unit 4-volume of spacetime itself, and thus has physical meaning. The electric and magnetic fields are combined into a single complex and frame-independent bivector field, which generalizes the Riemann–Silberstein complex vector that has recently resurfaced in studies of the single photon wavefunction. The complex structure of spacetime also underpins the emergence of electromagnetic waves, circular polarizations, the normal variables for canonical quantization, the distinction between electric and magnetic charge, complex spinor representations of Lorentz transformations, and the dual (electric–magnetic field exchange) symmetry that produces helicity conservation in vacuum fields. This latter symmetry manifests as an arbitrary global phase of the complex field, motivating the use of a complex vector potential, along with an associated transverse and gauge-invariant bivector potential, as well as complex (bivector and scalar) Hertz potentials. Our detailed treatment aims to encourage the use of spacetime algebra as a readily available and mature extension to existing vector calculus and tensor methods that can greatly simplify the analysis of fundamentally relativistic objects like the electromagnetic field.
Application of geometric algebra for the description of polymer conformations.
Chys, Pieter
2008-03-14
In this paper a Clifford algebra-based method is applied to calculate polymer chain conformations. The approach enables the calculation of the position of an atom in space with the knowledge of the bond length (l), valence angle (theta), and rotation angle (phi) of each of the preceding bonds in the chain. Hence, the set of geometrical parameters {l(i),theta(i),phi(i)} yields all the position coordinates p(i) of the main chain atoms. Moreover, the method allows the calculation of side chain conformations and the computation of rotations of chain segments. With these features it is, in principle, possible to generate conformations of any type of chemical structure. This method is proposed as an alternative for the classical approach by matrix algebra. It is more straightforward and its final symbolic representation considerably simpler than that of matrix algebra. Approaches for realistic modeling by means of incorporation of energetic considerations can be combined with it. This article, however, is entirely focused at showing the suitable mathematical framework on which further developments and applications can be built. PMID:18345877
Spacetime algebra as a powerful tool for electromagnetism
Dressel, Justin; Bliokh, Konstantin Y.; Nori, Franco
2015-08-01
We present a comprehensive introduction to spacetime algebra that emphasizes its practicality and power as a tool for the study of electromagnetism. We carefully develop this natural (Clifford) algebra of the Minkowski spacetime geometry, with a particular focus on its intrinsic (and often overlooked) complex structure. Notably, the scalar imaginary that appears throughout the electromagnetic theory properly corresponds to the unit 4-volume of spacetime itself, and thus has physical meaning. The electric and magnetic fields are combined into a single complex and frame-independent bivector field, which generalizes the Riemann-Silberstein complex vector that has recently resurfaced in studies of the single photon wavefunction. The complex structure of spacetime also underpins the emergence of electromagnetic waves, circular polarizations, the normal variables for canonical quantization, the distinction between electric and magnetic charge, complex spinor representations of Lorentz transformations, and the dual (electric-magnetic field exchange) symmetry that produces helicity conservation in vacuum fields. This latter symmetry manifests as an arbitrary global phase of the complex field, motivating the use of a complex vector potential, along with an associated transverse and gauge-invariant bivector potential, as well as complex (bivector and scalar) Hertz potentials. Our detailed treatment aims to encourage the use of spacetime algebra as a readily available and mature extension to existing vector calculus and tensor methods that can greatly simplify the analysis of fundamentally relativistic objects like the electromagnetic field.
Operator Algebras of Functions
Mittal, Meghna
2009-01-01
We present some general theorems about operator algebras that are algebras of functions on sets, including theories of local algebras, residually finite dimensional operator algebras and algebras that can be represented as the scalar multipliers of a vector-valued reproducing kernel Hilbert space. We use these to further develop a quantized function theory for various domains that extends and unifies Agler's theory of commuting contractions and the Arveson-Drury-Popescu theory of commuting row contractions. We obtain analogous factorization theorems, prove that the algebras that we obtain are dual operator algebras and show that for many domains, supremums over all commuting tuples of operators satisfying certain inequalities are obtained over all commuting tuples of matrices.
Lectures on algebraic statistics
Drton, Mathias; Sullivant, Seth
2009-01-01
How does an algebraic geometer studying secant varieties further the understanding of hypothesis tests in statistics? Why would a statistician working on factor analysis raise open problems about determinantal varieties? Connections of this type are at the heart of the new field of "algebraic statistics". In this field, mathematicians and statisticians come together to solve statistical inference problems using concepts from algebraic geometry as well as related computational and combinatorial techniques. The goal of these lectures is to introduce newcomers from the different camps to algebraic statistics. The introduction will be centered around the following three observations: many important statistical models correspond to algebraic or semi-algebraic sets of parameters; the geometry of these parameter spaces determines the behaviour of widely used statistical inference procedures; computational algebraic geometry can be used to study parameter spaces and other features of statistical models.
Algebraic and Dirac-Hestenes spinors and spinor fields
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Almost all presentations of Dirac theory in first or second quantization in physics (and mathematics) textbooks make use of covariant Dirac spinor fields. An exception is the presentation of that theory (first quantization) offered originally by Hestenes and now used by many authors. There, a new concept of spinor field (as a sum of nonhomogeneous even multivectors fields) is used. However, a careful analysis (detailed below) shows that the original Hestenes definition cannot be correct since it conflicts with the meaning of the Fierz identities. In this paper we start a program dedicated to the examination of the mathematical and physical basis for a comprehensive definition of the objects used by Hestenes. In order to do that we give a preliminary definition of algebraic spinor fields (ASF) and Dirac-Hestenes spinor fields (DHSF) on Minkowski space-time as some equivalence classes of pairs (Ξu,ψΞu), where Ξu is a spinorial frame field and ψΞu is an appropriate sum of multivectors fields (to be specified below). The necessity of our definitions are shown by a careful analysis of possible formulations of Dirac theory and the meaning of the set of Fierz identities associated with the bilinear covariants (on Minkowski space-time) made with ASF or DHSF. We believe that the present paper clarifies some misunderstandings (past and recent) appearing on the literature of the subject. It will be followed by a sequel paper where definitive definitions of ASF and DHSF are given as appropriate sections of a vector bundle called the left spin-Clifford bundle. The bundle formulation is essential in order to be possible to produce a coherent theory for the covariant derivatives of these fields on arbitrary Riemann-Cartan space-times. The present paper contains also Appendixes A-E which exhibits a truly useful collection of results concerning the theory of Clifford algebras (including many tricks of the trade) necessary for the intelligibility of the text
On Derivations Of Genetic Algebras
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A genetic algebra is a (possibly non-associative) algebra used to model inheritance in genetics. In application of genetics this algebra often has a basis corresponding to genetically different gametes, and the structure constant of the algebra encode the probabilities of producing offspring of various types. In this paper, we find the connection between the genetic algebras and evolution algebras. Moreover, we prove the existence of nontrivial derivations of genetic algebras in dimension two
On Generalized I-Algebras and 4-valued Modal Algebras
Figallo, Aldo V
2012-01-01
In this paper we establish a new characterization of 4-valued modal algebras considered by A. Monteiro. In order to obtain this characterization we introduce a new class of algebras named generalized I-algebras. This class contains strictly the class of C-algebras defined by Y. Komori as an algebraic counterpart of the infinite-valued implicative Lukasiewicz propositional calculus. On the other hand, the relationship between I-algebras and conmutative BCK-algebras, defined by S. Tanaka in 1975, allows us to say that in a certain sense G-algebras are also a generalization of these latter algebras
Omni-Lie Color Algebras and Lie Color 2-Algebras
Zhang, Tao
2013-01-01
Omni-Lie color algebras over an abelian group with a bicharacter are studied. The notions of 2-term color $L_{\\infty}$-algebras and Lie color 2-algebras are introduced. It is proved that there is a one-to-one correspondence between Lie color 2-algebras and 2-term color $L_{\\infty}$-algebras.
Linear algebra meets Lie algebra: the Kostant-Wallach theory
Shomron, Noam; Parlett, Beresford N.
2008-01-01
In two languages, Linear Algebra and Lie Algebra, we describe the results of Kostant and Wallach on the fibre of matrices with prescribed eigenvalues of all leading principal submatrices. In addition, we present a brief introduction to basic notions in Algebraic Geometry, Integrable Systems, and Lie Algebra aimed at specialists in Linear Algebra.
Stable endomorphism algebras of modules over special biserial algebras
Schröer, Jan; Zimmermann, Alexander
2002-01-01
We prove that the stable endomorphism algebra of a module without self-extensions over a special biserial algebra is a gentle algebra. In particular, it is again special biserial. As a consequence, any algebra which is derived equivalent to a gentle algebra is gentle.
$L_{\\infty}$ algebra structures of Lie algebra deformations
Gao, Jining
2004-01-01
In this paper,we will show how to kill the obstructions to Lie algebra deformations via a method which essentially embeds a Lie algebra into Strong homotopy Lie algebra or $L_{\\infty}$ algebra. All such obstructions have been transfered to the revelvant $L_{\\infty}$ algebras which contain only three terms
Evolution algebras and their applications
Tian, Jianjun Paul
2008-01-01
Behind genetics and Markov chains, there is an intrinsic algebraic structure. It is defined as a type of new algebra: as evolution algebra. This concept lies between algebras and dynamical systems. Algebraically, evolution algebras are non-associative Banach algebras; dynamically, they represent discrete dynamical systems. Evolution algebras have many connections with other mathematical fields including graph theory, group theory, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, knot theory, 3-manifolds, and the study of the Ihara-Selberg zeta function. In this volume the foundation of evolution algebra theory and applications in non-Mendelian genetics and Markov chains is developed, with pointers to some further research topics.
Iachello, Francesco
2015-01-01
This course-based primer provides an introduction to Lie algebras and some of their applications to the spectroscopy of molecules, atoms, nuclei and hadrons. In the first part, it concisely presents the basic concepts of Lie algebras, their representations and their invariants. The second part includes a description of how Lie algebras are used in practice in the treatment of bosonic and fermionic systems. Physical applications considered include rotations and vibrations of molecules (vibron model), collective modes in nuclei (interacting boson model), the atomic shell model, the nuclear shell model, and the quark model of hadrons. One of the key concepts in the application of Lie algebraic methods in physics, that of spectrum generating algebras and their associated dynamic symmetries, is also discussed. The book highlights a number of examples that help to illustrate the abstract algebraic definitions and includes a summary of many formulas of practical interest, such as the eigenvalues of Casimir operators...
Relative Homological Algebra Volume 1
2011-01-01
This is the second revised edition of an introduction to contemporary relative homological algebra. It supplies important material essential to understand topics in algebra, algebraic geometry and algebraic topology. Each section comes with exercises providing practice problems for students as well as additional important results for specialists. The book is also suitable for an introductory course in commutative and ordinary homological algebra.
Finite-dimensional (*)-serial algebras
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2010-01-01
Let A be a finite-dimensional associative algebra with identity over a field k. In this paper we introduce the concept of (*)-serial algebras which is a generalization of serial algebras. We investigate the properties of (*)-serial algebras, and we obtain suficient and necessary conditions for an associative algebra to be (*)-serial.
Commutative combinatorial Hopf algebras
Hivert, F.; Novelli, J. -C.; Thibon, J. -Y.
2006-01-01
We propose several constructions of commutative or cocommutative Hopf algebras based on various combinatorial structures, and investigate the relations between them. A commutative Hopf algebra of permutations is obtained by a general construction based on graphs, and its non-commutative dual is realized in three different ways, in particular as the Grossman-Larson algebra of heap ordered trees. Extensions to endofunctions, parking functions, set compositions, set partitions, planar binary tre...
Algebraic nonlinear collective motion
Troupe, J.; Rosensteel, G.
1999-01-01
Finite-dimensional Lie algebras of vector fields determine geometrical collective models in quantum and classical physics. Every set of vector fields on Euclidean space that generates the Lie algebra sl(3, R) and contains the angular momentum algebra so(3) is determined. The subset of divergence-free sl(3, R) vector fields is proven to be indexed by a real number $\\Lambda$. The $\\Lambda=0$ solution is the linear representation that corresponds to the Riemann ellipsoidal model. The nonlinear g...
Brouder, Christian
2002-01-01
The Laplace Hopf algebra created by Rota and coll. is generalized to provide an algebraic tool for combinatorial problems of quantum field theory. This framework encompasses commutation relations, normal products, time-ordered products and renormalisation. It considers the operator product and the time-ordered product as deformations of the normal product. In particular, it gives an algebraic meaning to Wick's theorem and it extends the concept of Laplace pairing to prove that the renormalise...
Geometric Algebras and Extensors
Fernandez, V. V.; Moya, A. M.; Rodrigues Jr., W. A.
2007-01-01
This is the first paper in a series (of four) designed to show how to use geometric algebras of multivectors and extensors to a novel presentation of some topics of differential geometry which are important for a deeper understanding of geometrical theories of the gravitational field. In this first paper we introduce the key algebraic tools for the development of our program, namely the euclidean geometrical algebra of multivectors Cl(V,G_{E}) and the theory of its deformations leading to met...
Symmetric Extended Ockham Algebras
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T.S. Blyth; Jie Fang
2003-01-01
The variety eO of extended Ockham algebras consists of those algealgebra with an additional endomorphism k such that the unary operations f and k commute. Here, we consider the cO-algebras which have a property of symmetry. We show that there are thirty two non-isomorphic subdirectly irreducible symmetric extended MS-algebras and give a complete description of them.2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 06D15, 06D30
Beyond War Stories: Clifford G. Christians' Influence on the Teaching of Media Ethics, 1976-1984.
Peck, Lee Anne
Clifford Glenn Christians' work in the area of media ethics education from 1976 through 1984 has influenced the way media ethics is taught to many college students today. This time period includes, among his other accomplishments, Christians' work on an extensive survey of how media ethics was taught in the late 1970s, his work on the Hastings…
Advancing Scholarship and Intellectual Productivity: An Interview with Clifford A. Lynch
Hawkins, Brian L.
2006-01-01
In this second part of a two-part interview with Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, Lynch talks to Hawkins about the most provocative and exciting projects that are being developed in the field of networked information worldwide. He also talks on how institutional repositories are being currently…
Kimura, Taro
2015-01-01
For a quiver with weighted arrows we define gauge-theory K-theoretic W-algebra generalizing the definition of Shiraishi et al., and Frenkel and Reshetikhin. In particular, we show that the qq-character construction of gauge theory presented by Nekrasov is isomorphic to the definition of the W-algebra in the operator formalism as a commutant of screening charges in the free field representation. Besides, we allow arbitrary quiver and expect interesting applications to representation theory of generalized Borcherds-Kac-Moody Lie algebras, their quantum affinizations and associated W-algebras.
Kurosh, A G; Stark, M; Ulam, S
1965-01-01
Lectures in General Algebra is a translation from the Russian and is based on lectures on specialized courses in general algebra at Moscow University. The book starts with the basics of algebra. The text briefly describes the theory of sets, binary relations, equivalence relations, partial ordering, minimum condition, and theorems equivalent to the axiom of choice. The text gives the definition of binary algebraic operation and the concepts of groups, groupoids, and semigroups. The book examines the parallelism between the theory of groups and the theory of rings; such examinations show the
Algebraic extensions of fields
McCarthy, Paul J
1991-01-01
""...clear, unsophisticated and direct..."" - MathThis textbook is intended to prepare graduate students for the further study of fields, especially algebraic number theory and class field theory. It presumes some familiarity with topology and a solid background in abstract algebra. Chapter 1 contains the basic results concerning algebraic extensions. In addition to separable and inseparable extensions and normal extensions, there are sections on finite fields, algebraically closed fields, primitive elements, and norms and traces. Chapter 2 is devoted to Galois theory. Besides the fundamenta
Shafarevich, Igor Rostislavovich
2005-01-01
This book is wholeheartedly recommended to every student or user of mathematics. Although the author modestly describes his book as 'merely an attempt to talk about' algebra, he succeeds in writing an extremely original and highly informative essay on algebra and its place in modern mathematics and science. From the fields, commutative rings and groups studied in every university math course, through Lie groups and algebras to cohomology and category theory, the author shows how the origins of each algebraic concept can be related to attempts to model phenomena in physics or in other branches
Solomon, Alan D
2012-01-01
REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Boolean Algebra includes set theory, sentential calculus, fundamental ideas of Boolean algebras, lattices, rings and Boolean algebras, the structure of a Boolean algebra, and Boolean
Underwood, Robert G
2015-01-01
This text aims to provide graduate students with a self-contained introduction to topics that are at the forefront of modern algebra, namely, coalgebras, bialgebras, and Hopf algebras. The last chapter (Chapter 4) discusses several applications of Hopf algebras, some of which are further developed in the author’s 2011 publication, An Introduction to Hopf Algebras. The book may be used as the main text or as a supplementary text for a graduate algebra course. Prerequisites for this text include standard material on groups, rings, modules, algebraic extension fields, finite fields, and linearly recursive sequences. The book consists of four chapters. Chapter 1 introduces algebras and coalgebras over a field K; Chapter 2 treats bialgebras; Chapter 3 discusses Hopf algebras and Chapter 4 consists of three applications of Hopf algebras. Each chapter begins with a short overview and ends with a collection of exercises which are designed to review and reinforce the material. Exercises range from straightforw...
Relations Between BZMVdM-Algebra and Other Algebras
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高淑萍; 邓方安; 刘三阳
2003-01-01
Some properties of BZMVdM-algebra are proved, and a new operator is introduced. It is shown that the substructure of BZMVdM-algebra can produce a quasi-lattice implication algebra. The relations between BZMVdM-algebra and other algebras are discussed in detail. A pseudo-distance function is defined in linear BZMVdM-algebra, and its properties are derived.
Differential Hopf algebra structures on the universal enveloping algebra ofa Lie algebra
Hijligenberg, N.W. van den; Martini, R.
1995-01-01
We discuss a method to construct a De Rham complex (differential algebra) of Poincar'e-Birkhoff-Witt-type on the universal enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra $g$. We determine the cases in which this gives rise to a differential Hopf algebra that naturally extends the Hopf algebra structure of $U(g
Tubular algebras and affine Kac-Moody algebras
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Zheng-xin CHEN; Ya-nan LIN
2007-01-01
The purpose of this paper is to construct quotient algebras L(A)C1/I(A) of complex degenerate composition Lie algebras L(A)C1 by some ideals, where L(A)C1 is defined via Hall algebras of tubular algebras A, and to prove that the quotient algebras L(A)C1/I(A) are isomorphic to the corresponding affine Kac-Moody algebras. Moreover, it is shown that the Lie algebra Lre(A)C1 generated by A-modules with a real root coincides with the degenerate composition Lie algebra L(A)C1 generated by simple A-modules.
Tubular algebras and affine Kac-Moody algebras
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2007-01-01
The purpose of this paper is to construct quotient algebras L(A)1C/I(A) of complex degenerate composition Lie algebras L(A)1C by some ideals, where L(A)1C is defined via Hall algebras of tubular algebras A, and to prove that the quotient algebras L(A)1C/I(A) are isomorphic to the corresponding affine Kac-Moody algebras. Moreover, it is shown that the Lie algebra Lre(A)1C generated by A-modules with a real root coincides with the degenerate composition Lie algebra L(A)1C generated by simple A-modules.
Universal Algebras of Hurwitz Numbers
A. Mironov; Morozov, A; Natanzon, S.
2009-01-01
Infinite-dimensional universal Cardy-Frobenius algebra is constructed, which unifies all particular algebras of closed and open Hurwitz numbers and is closely related to the algebra of differential operators, familiar from the theory of Generalized Kontsevich Model.
Tilting theory and cluster algebras
Reiten, Idun
2010-01-01
We give an introduction to the theory of cluster categories and cluster tilted algebras. We include some background on the theory of cluster algebras, and discuss the interplay with cluster categories and cluster tilted algebras.
Indian Academy of Sciences (India)
Cătălin Ciupală
2005-02-01
In this paper we introduce non-commutative fields and forms on a new kind of non-commutative algebras: -algebras. We also define the Frölicher–Nijenhuis bracket in the non-commutative geometry on -algebras.
Symplectic $C_\\infty$-algebras
Hamilton, Alastair; Lazarev, Andrey
2007-01-01
In this paper we show that a strongly homotopy commutative (or $C_\\infty$-) algebra with an invariant inner product on its cohomology can be uniquely extended to a symplectic $C_\\infty$-algebra (an $\\infty$-generalisation of a commutative Frobenius algebra introduced by Kontsevich). This result relies on the algebraic Hodge decomposition of the cyclic Hochschild cohomology of a $\\ci$-algebra and does not generalize to algebras over other operads.
On algebraic volume density property
Kaliman, Shulim; Kutzschebauch, Frank
2012-01-01
A smooth affine algebraic variety $X$ equipped with an algebraic volume form $\\omega$ has the algebraic volume density property (AVDP) if the Lie algebra generated by completely integrable algebraic vector fields of $\\omega$-divergence zero coincides with the space of all algebraic vector fields of $\\omega$-divergence zero. We develop an effective criterion of verifying whether a given $X$ has AVDP. As an application of this method we establish AVDP for any homogeneous space $X=G/R$ that admi...
(Quasi-)Poisson enveloping algebras
Yang, Yan-Hong; Yuan YAO; Ye, Yu
2010-01-01
We introduce the quasi-Poisson enveloping algebra and Poisson enveloping algebra for a non-commutative Poisson algebra. We prove that for a non-commutative Poisson algebra, the category of quasi-Poisson modules is equivalent to the category of left modules over its quasi-Poisson enveloping algebra, and the category of Poisson modules is equivalent to the category of left modules over its Poisson enveloping algebra.
Automorphism groups of some algebras
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PARK Hong Goo; LEE Jeongsig; CHOI Seul Hee; CHEN XueQing; NAM Ki-Bong
2009-01-01
The automorphism groups of algebras are found in many papers. Using auto-invariance, we find the automorphism groups of the Laurent extension of the polynomial ring and the quantum n-plane (respectively, twisting polynomial ring) in this work. As an application of the results of this work, we can find the automorphism group of a twisting algebra. We define a generalized Weyl algebra and show that the generalized Weyl algebra is simple. We also find the automorphism group of a generalized Weyl algebra. We show that the generalized Weyl algebra Am,m+n is the universal enveloping algebra of the generalized Witt algebra W(m, m+n).
Automorphism groups of some algebras
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PARK; Hong; Goo; LEE; Jeongsig; CHOI; Seul; Hee; NAM; Ki-Bong
2009-01-01
The automorphism groups of algebras are found in many papers. Using auto-invariance, we find the automorphism groups of the Laurent extension of the polynomial ring and the quantum n-plane (respectively, twisting polynomial ring) in this work. As an application of the results of this work, we can find the automorphism group of a twisting algebra. We define a generalized Weyl algebra and show that the generalized Weyl algebra is simple. We also find the automorphism group of a generalized Weyl algebra. We show that the generalized Weyl algebra Am,m+n is the universal enveloping algebra of the generalized Witt algebra W(m,m + n).
Heinicke, C; Heinicke, Christian; Hehl, Friedrich W.
2001-01-01
We survey the application of computer algebra in the context of gravitational theories. After some general remarks, we show of how to check the second Bianchi-identity by means of the Reduce package Excalc. Subsequently we list some computer algebra systems and packages relevant to applications in gravitational physics. We conclude by presenting a couple of typical examples.
May, Robert D.
2016-01-01
Left and right "generalized Schur algebras", previously introduced by the author, are defined and analyzed. Filtrations of these algebras lead, in most cases, to parameterizations of the their irreducible representations over fields of characteristic 0 and fields of positive characteristic p.
Computing upper cluster algebras
Matherne, Jacob; Muller, Greg
2013-01-01
This paper develops techniques for producing presentations of upper cluster algebras. These techniques are suited to computer implementation, and will always succeed when the upper cluster algebra is totally coprime and finitely generated. We include several examples of presentations produced by these methods.
Greuel, Gert-Martin
2000-01-01
Inhalte der Grundvorlesungen Lineare Algebra I und II im Winter- und Sommersemester 1999/2000: Gruppen, Ringe, Körper, Vektorräume, lineare Abbildungen, Determinanten, lineare Gleichungssysteme, Polynomring, Eigenwerte, Jordansche Normalform, endlich-dimensionale Hilberträume, Hauptachsentransformation, multilineare Algebra, Dualraum, Tensorprodukt, äußeres Produkt, Einführung in Singular.
Lawson, C. L.; Krogh, F. T.; Gold, S. S.; Kincaid, D. R.; Sullivan, J.; Williams, E.; Hanson, R. J.; Haskell, K.; Dongarra, J.; Moler, C. B.
1982-01-01
The Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) library is a collection of 38 FORTRAN-callable routines for performing basic operations of numerical linear algebra. BLAS library is portable and efficient source of basic operations for designers of programs involving linear algebriac computations. BLAS library is supplied in portable FORTRAN and Assembler code versions for IBM 370, UNIVAC 1100 and CDC 6000 series computers.
Algebraic Differential Characters
Esnault, H
1996-01-01
We give a construction of algebraic differential characters, receiving classes of algebraic bundles with connection, lifitng the Chern-Simons invariants defined with S. Bloch, the classes in the Chow group and the analytic secondary invariants if the variety is defined over the field of complex numbers.
Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)
Carlos C. Peña
2000-05-01
Full Text Available Topological algebras of sequences of complex numbers are introduced, endowed with a Hadamard product type. The complex homomorphisms on these algebras are characterized, and units, prime cyclic ideals, prime closed ideals, and prime minimal ideals, discussed. Existence of closed and maximal ideals are investigated, and it is shown that the Jacobson and nilradicals are both trivial.
Levy, Alissa Beth
2012-01-01
The California Department of Education (CDE) has long asserted that success Algebra I by Grade 8 is the goal for all California public school students. In fact, the state's accountability system penalizes schools that do not require all of their students to take the Algebra I end-of-course examination by Grade 8 (CDE, 2009). In this…
Elements of mathematics algebra
Bourbaki, Nicolas
2003-01-01
This is a softcover reprint of the English translation of 1990 of the revised and expanded version of Bourbaki's, Algèbre, Chapters 4 to 7 (1981). This completes Algebra, 1 to 3, by establishing the theories of commutative fields and modules over a principal ideal domain. Chapter 4 deals with polynomials, rational fractions and power series. A section on symmetric tensors and polynomial mappings between modules, and a final one on symmetric functions, have been added. Chapter 5 was entirely rewritten. After the basic theory of extensions (prime fields, algebraic, algebraically closed, radical extension), separable algebraic extensions are investigated, giving way to a section on Galois theory. Galois theory is in turn applied to finite fields and abelian extensions. The chapter then proceeds to the study of general non-algebraic extensions which cannot usually be found in textbooks: p-bases, transcendental extensions, separability criterions, regular extensions. Chapter 6 treats ordered groups and fields and...
Introduction to noncommutative algebra
Brešar, Matej
2014-01-01
Providing an elementary introduction to noncommutative rings and algebras, this textbook begins with the classical theory of finite dimensional algebras. Only after this, modules, vector spaces over division rings, and tensor products are introduced and studied. This is followed by Jacobson's structure theory of rings. The final chapters treat free algebras, polynomial identities, and rings of quotients. Many of the results are not presented in their full generality. Rather, the emphasis is on clarity of exposition and simplicity of the proofs, with several being different from those in other texts on the subject. Prerequisites are kept to a minimum, and new concepts are introduced gradually and are carefully motivated. Introduction to Noncommutative Algebra is therefore accessible to a wide mathematical audience. It is, however, primarily intended for beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students encountering noncommutative algebra for the first time.
Deformation of central charges, vertex operator algebras whose Griess algebras are Jordan algebras
Ashihara, Takahiro; Miyamoto, Masahiko
2008-01-01
If a vertex operator algebra $V=\\oplus_{n=0}^{\\infty}V_n$ satisfies $\\dim V_0=1, V_1=0$, then $V_2$ has a commutative (nonassociative) algebra structure called Griess algebra. One of the typical examples of commutative (nonassociative) algebras is a Jordan algebra. For example, the set $Sym_d(\\C)$ of symmetric matrices of degree $d$ becomes a Jordan algebra. On the other hand, in the theory of vertex operator algebras, central charges influence the properties of vertex operator algebras. In t...
Homotopy commutative algebra and 2-nilpotent Lie algebra
Dubois-Violette, Michel; Popov, Todor
2012-01-01
The homotopy transfer theorem due to Tornike Kadeishvili induces the structure of a homotopy commutative algebra, or $C_{\\infty}$-algebra, on the cohomology of the free 2-nilpotent Lie algebra. The latter $C_{\\infty}$-algebra is shown to be generated in degree one by the binary and the ternary operations.
The Planar Algebra of a Semisimple and Cosemisimple Hopf Algebra
Indian Academy of Sciences (India)
Vijay Kodiyalam; V S Sunder
2006-11-01
To a semisimple and cosemisimple Hopf algebra over an algebraically closed field, we associate a planar algebra defined by generators and relations and show that it is a connected, irreducible, spherical, non-degenerate planar algebra with non-zero modulus and of depth two. This association is shown to yield a bijection between (the isomorphism classes, on both sides, of) such objects.
Semigroups and computer algebra in algebraic structures
Bijev, G.
2012-11-01
Some concepts in semigroup theory can be interpreted in several algebraic structures. A generalization fA,B,fA,B(X) = A(X')B of the complement operator (') on Boolean matrices is made, where A and B denote any rectangular Boolean matrices. While (') is an isomorphism between Boolean semilattices, the generalized complement operator is homomorphism in the general case. The map fA,B and its general inverse (fA,B)+ have quite similar properties to those in the linear algebra and are useful for solving linear equations in Boolean matrix algebras. For binary relations on a finite set, necessary and sufficient conditions for the equation αξβ = γ to have a solution ξ are proved. A generalization of Green's equivalence relations in semigroups for rectangular matrices is proposed. Relationships between them and the Moore-Penrose inverses are investigated. It is shown how any generalized Green's H-class could be constructed by given its corresponding linear subspaces and converted into a group isomorphic to a linear group. Some information about using computer algebra methods concerning this paper is given.
Algebraic K-theory and algebraic topology
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This contribution treats the various topological constructions of Algebraic K-theory together with the underlying homotopy theory. Topics covered include the plus construction together with its various ramifications and applications, Topological Hochschild and Cyclic Homology as well as K-theory of the ring of integers
Schwinger's Measurement Algebra, Preons and the Lepton Masses
Brannen, Carl
2006-04-01
In the 1950s and 1960s, Julian Schwinger developed an elegant general scheme for quantum kinematics and dynamics appropriate to systems with a finite number of dynamical variables, now knowns as ``Schwinger's Measurement Algebra'' (SMA). The SMA has seen little use, largely because it is non relativistic in that it does not allow for particle creation. In this paper, we apply the SMA to the problem of modeling tightly bound subparticles (preons) of the leptons and quarks. We discuss the structure of the ideals of Clifford algebras and, applying this to the elementary fermions, derive a preon substructure for the quarks and leptons. We show that matrices of SMA type elements can be used to model the quarks and leptons under the assumption that the preons are of such high energy that they cannot be created in normal interactions. This gives a definition of the SMA for the composite particle in terms of the SMA of its constituents. We solve the resulting matrix equation for the quarks and leptons. We show that the mass operator for the charged leptons is related to the democratic mass matrix used in the Koide mass formula.
A new algebra which transmutes to the braided algebra
Yildiz, A
1999-01-01
We find a new braided Hopf structure for the algebra satisfied by the entries of the braided matrix $BSL_q(2)$. A new nonbraided algebra whose coalgebra structure is the same as the braided one is found to be a two parameter deformed algebra. It is found that this algebra is not a comodule algebra under adjoint coaction. However, it is shown that for a certain value of one of the deformation parameters the braided algebra becomes a comodule algebra under the coaction of this nonbraided algebr...
Springer, T A
1998-01-01
"[The first] ten chapters...are an efficient, accessible, and self-contained introduction to affine algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field. The author includes exercises and the book is certainly usable by graduate students as a text or for self-study...the author [has a] student-friendly style… [The following] seven chapters... would also be a good introduction to rationality issues for algebraic groups. A number of results from the literature…appear for the first time in a text." –Mathematical Reviews (Review of the Second Edition) "This book is a completely new version of the first edition. The aim of the old book was to present the theory of linear algebraic groups over an algebraically closed field. Reading that book, many people entered the research field of linear algebraic groups. The present book has a wider scope. Its aim is to treat the theory of linear algebraic groups over arbitrary fields. Again, the author keeps the treatment of prerequisites self-contained. The material of t...
Algebraic Signal Processing Theory
Pueschel, Markus; Moura, Jose M. F.
2006-01-01
This paper presents an algebraic theory of linear signal processing. At the core of algebraic signal processing is the concept of a linear signal model defined as a triple (A, M, phi), where familiar concepts like the filter space and the signal space are cast as an algebra A and a module M, respectively, and phi generalizes the concept of the z-transform to bijective linear mappings from a vector space of, e.g., signal samples, into the module M. A signal model provides the structure for a p...
Symplectic algebraic dynamics algorithm
Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)
2007-01-01
Based on the algebraic dynamics solution of ordinary differential equations andintegration of ,the symplectic algebraic dynamics algorithm sn is designed,which preserves the local symplectic geometric structure of a Hamiltonian systemand possesses the same precision of the na ve algebraic dynamics algorithm n.Computer experiments for the 4th order algorithms are made for five test modelsand the numerical results are compared with the conventional symplectic geometric algorithm,indicating that sn has higher precision,the algorithm-inducedphase shift of the conventional symplectic geometric algorithm can be reduced,and the dynamical fidelity can be improved by one order of magnitude.
Michael Roitman
2003-01-01
In this paper we prove that for any commutative (but in general non-associative) algebra $A$ with an invariant symmetric non-degenerate bilinear form there is a graded vertex algebra $V = V_0 \\oplus V_2 \\oplus V_3\\oplus ...$, such that $\\dim V_0 = 1$ and $V_2$ contains $A$. We can choose $V$ so that if $A$ has a unit $e$, then $2e$ is the Virasoro element of $V$, and if $G$ is a finite group of automorphisms of $A$, then $G$ acts on $V$ as well. In addition, the algebra $V$ can be chosen with...
Schneider, Hans
1989-01-01
Linear algebra is one of the central disciplines in mathematics. A student of pure mathematics must know linear algebra if he is to continue with modern algebra or functional analysis. Much of the mathematics now taught to engineers and physicists requires it.This well-known and highly regarded text makes the subject accessible to undergraduates with little mathematical experience. Written mainly for students in physics, engineering, economics, and other fields outside mathematics, the book gives the theory of matrices and applications to systems of linear equations, as well as many related t
Diassociative algebras and their derivations
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The paper concerns the derivations of diassociative algebras. We introduce one important class of diassociative algebras, give simple properties of the right and left multiplication operators in diassociative algebras. Then we describe the derivations of complex diassociative algebras in dimension two and three
Revisiting special relativity: a natural algebraic alternative to Minkowski spacetime.
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James M Chappell
Full Text Available Minkowski famously introduced the concept of a space-time continuum in 1908, merging the three dimensions of space with an imaginary time dimension [Formula: see text], with the unit imaginary producing the correct spacetime distance [Formula: see text], and the results of Einstein's then recently developed theory of special relativity, thus providing an explanation for Einstein's theory in terms of the structure of space and time. As an alternative to a planar Minkowski space-time of two space dimensions and one time dimension, we replace the unit imaginary [Formula: see text], with the Clifford bivector [Formula: see text] for the plane that also squares to minus one, but which can be included without the addition of an extra dimension, as it is an integral part of the real Cartesian plane with the orthonormal basis [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text]. We find that with this model of planar spacetime, using a two-dimensional Clifford multivector, the spacetime metric and the Lorentz transformations follow immediately as properties of the algebra. This also leads to momentum and energy being represented as components of a multivector and we give a new efficient derivation of Compton's scattering formula, and a simple formulation of Dirac's and Maxwell's equations. Based on the mathematical structure of the multivector, we produce a semi-classical model of massive particles, which can then be viewed as the origin of the Minkowski spacetime structure and thus a deeper explanation for relativistic effects. We also find a new perspective on the nature of time, which is now given a precise mathematical definition as the bivector of the plane.
Revisiting special relativity: a natural algebraic alternative to Minkowski spacetime.
Chappell, James M; Iqbal, Azhar; Iannella, Nicolangelo; Abbott, Derek
2012-01-01
Minkowski famously introduced the concept of a space-time continuum in 1908, merging the three dimensions of space with an imaginary time dimension [Formula: see text], with the unit imaginary producing the correct spacetime distance [Formula: see text], and the results of Einstein's then recently developed theory of special relativity, thus providing an explanation for Einstein's theory in terms of the structure of space and time. As an alternative to a planar Minkowski space-time of two space dimensions and one time dimension, we replace the unit imaginary [Formula: see text], with the Clifford bivector [Formula: see text] for the plane that also squares to minus one, but which can be included without the addition of an extra dimension, as it is an integral part of the real Cartesian plane with the orthonormal basis [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text]. We find that with this model of planar spacetime, using a two-dimensional Clifford multivector, the spacetime metric and the Lorentz transformations follow immediately as properties of the algebra. This also leads to momentum and energy being represented as components of a multivector and we give a new efficient derivation of Compton's scattering formula, and a simple formulation of Dirac's and Maxwell's equations. Based on the mathematical structure of the multivector, we produce a semi-classical model of massive particles, which can then be viewed as the origin of the Minkowski spacetime structure and thus a deeper explanation for relativistic effects. We also find a new perspective on the nature of time, which is now given a precise mathematical definition as the bivector of the plane. PMID:23300566
Irreducible Lie-Yamaguti algebras
Benito, Pilar; Elduque, Alberto; Martín-Herce, Fabián
2008-01-01
Lie-Yamaguti algebras (or generalized Lie triple systems) are binary-ternary algebras intimately related to reductive homogeneous spaces. The Lie-Yamaguti algebras which are irreducible as modules over their Lie inner derivation algebra are the algebraic counterpart of the isotropy irreducible homogeneous spaces. These systems will be shown to split into three disjoint types: adjoint type, non-simple type and generic type. The systems of the first two types will be classified and most of them...
Hom-power associative algebras
Yau, Donald
2010-01-01
A generalization of power associative algebra, called Hom-power associative algebra, is studied. The main result says that a multiplicative Hom-algebra is Hom-power associative if and only if it satisfies two identities of degrees three and four. It generalizes Albert's result that power associativity is equivalent to third and fourth power associativity. In particular, multiplicative right Hom-alternative algebras and non-commutative Hom-Jordan algebras are Hom-power associative.
Natural Editing of Algebraic Expressions
Nicaud, Jean-François
2007-01-01
We call “natural editing of algebraic expressions” the editing of algebraic expressions in their natural representation, the one that is used on paper and blackboard. This is an issue we have investigated in the Aplusix project, a project which develops a system aiming at helping students to learn algebra. The paper summarises first the Aplusix project. Second it presents a notion of algebraic expressions, of representations of algebraic expressions. The last section develops ideas about natu...
Meadow enriched ACP process algebras
J.A. Bergstra; Middelburg, C.A.
2009-01-01
We introduce the notion of an ACP process algebra. The models of the axiom system ACP are the origin of this notion. ACP process algebras have to do with processes in which no data are involved. We also introduce the notion of a meadow enriched ACP process algebra, which is a simple generalization of the notion of an ACP process algebra to processes in which data are involved. In meadow enriched ACP process algebras, the mathematical structure for data is a meadow.
Indian Academy of Sciences (India)
Vijay Kodiyalam; R Srinivasan; V S Sunder
2000-08-01
In this paper, we study a tower $\\{A^G_n(d):n≥ 1\\}$ of finite-dimensional algebras; here, represents an arbitrary finite group, denotes a complex parameter, and the algebra $A^G_n(d)$ has a basis indexed by `-stable equivalence relations' on a set where acts freely and has 2 orbits. We show that the algebra $A^G_n(d)$ is semi-simple for all but a finite set of values of , and determine the representation theory (or, equivalently, the decomposition into simple summands) of this algebra in the `generic case'. Finally we determine the Bratteli diagram of the tower $\\{A^G_n(d): n≥ 1\\}$ (in the generic case).
Axler, Sheldon
2015-01-01
This best-selling textbook for a second course in linear algebra is aimed at undergrad math majors and graduate students. The novel approach taken here banishes determinants to the end of the book. The text focuses on the central goal of linear algebra: understanding the structure of linear operators on finite-dimensional vector spaces. The author has taken unusual care to motivate concepts and to simplify proofs. A variety of interesting exercises in each chapter helps students understand and manipulate the objects of linear algebra. The third edition contains major improvements and revisions throughout the book. More than 300 new exercises have been added since the previous edition. Many new examples have been added to illustrate the key ideas of linear algebra. New topics covered in the book include product spaces, quotient spaces, and dual spaces. Beautiful new formatting creates pages with an unusually pleasant appearance in both print and electronic versions. No prerequisites are assumed other than the ...
An explanation for galaxy rotation curves using a Clifford multivector spacetime framework
Chappell, James M; Iqbal, Azhar; Abbott, Derek
2012-01-01
We explore the consequences of space and time described within the Clifford multivector of three dimensions $ Cl_{3,0}$, where space consists of three-vectors and time is described with the three bivectors of this space. When describing the curvature around massive bodies, we show that this model of spacetime when including the Hubble expansion naturally produces the correct galaxy rotation curves without the need for dark matter.
Unified Bessel, Modified Bessel, Spherical Bessel and Bessel-Clifford Functions
Yaşar, Banu Yılmaz; Özarslan, Mehmet Ali
2016-01-01
In the present paper, unification of Bessel, modified Bessel, spherical Bessel and Bessel-Clifford functions via the generalized Pochhammer symbol [ Srivastava HM, Cetinkaya A, K{\\i}ymaz O. A certain generalized Pochhammer symbol and its applications to hypergeometric functions. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2014, 226 : 484-491] is defined. Several potentially useful properties of the unified family such as generating function, integral representation, Laplace transform and Mellin tran...
Geometric Algebra for Physicists
Doran, Chris; Lasenby, Anthony
2007-11-01
Preface; Notation; 1. Introduction; 2. Geometric algebra in two and three dimensions; 3. Classical mechanics; 4. Foundations of geometric algebra; 5. Relativity and spacetime; 6. Geometric calculus; 7. Classical electrodynamics; 8. Quantum theory and spinors; 9. Multiparticle states and quantum entanglement; 10. Geometry; 11. Further topics in calculus and group theory; 12. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian techniques; 13. Symmetry and gauge theory; 14. Gravitation; Bibliography; Index.
Law, Shirley
2014-01-01
International audience A general lattice theoretic construction of Reading constructs Hopf subalgebras of the Malvenuto-Reutenauer Hopf algebra (MR) of permutations. The products and coproducts of these Hopf subalgebras are defined extrinsically in terms of the embedding in MR. The goal of this paper is to find an intrinsic combinatorial description of a particular one of these Hopf subalgebras. This Hopf algebra has a natural basis given by permutations that we call Pell permutations. The...
Holomorphically Equivalent Algebraic Embeddings
Feller, Peter; Stampfli, Immanuel
2014-01-01
We prove that two algebraic embeddings of a smooth variety $X$ in $\\mathbb{C}^m$ are the same up to a holomorphic coordinate change, provided that $2 \\dim X + 1$ is smaller than or equal to $m$. This improves an algebraic result of Nori and Srinivas. For the proof we extend a technique of Kaliman using generic linear projections of $\\mathbb{C}^m$.
Intermediate algebra a textworkbook
McKeague, Charles P
1985-01-01
Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook, Second Edition focuses on the principles, operations, and approaches involved in intermediate algebra. The publication first takes a look at basic properties and definitions, first-degree equations and inequalities, and exponents and polynomials. Discussions focus on properties of exponents, polynomials, sums, and differences, multiplication of polynomials, inequalities involving absolute value, word problems, first-degree inequalities, real numbers, opposites, reciprocals, and absolute value, and addition and subtraction of real numbers. The text then ex
Gaiotto, Davide; Rastelli, Leonardo; Sen, Ashoke; Zwiebach, Barton
2002-01-01
Surface states are open string field configurations which arise from Riemann surfaces with a boundary and form a subalgebra of the star algebra. We find that a general class of star algebra projectors arise from surface states where the open string midpoint reaches the boundary of the surface. The projector property of the state and the split nature of its wave-functional arise because of a nontrivial feature of conformal maps of nearly degenerate surfaces. Moreover, all such projectors are i...
Intermediate algebra & analytic geometry
Gondin, William R
1967-01-01
Intermediate Algebra & Analytic Geometry Made Simple focuses on the principles, processes, calculations, and methodologies involved in intermediate algebra and analytic geometry. The publication first offers information on linear equations in two unknowns and variables, functions, and graphs. Discussions focus on graphic interpretations, explicit and implicit functions, first quadrant graphs, variables and functions, determinate and indeterminate systems, independent and dependent equations, and defective and redundant systems. The text then examines quadratic equations in one variable, system
Andrilli, Stephen
2010-01-01
Elementary Linear Algebra develops and explains in careful detail the computational techniques and fundamental theoretical results central to a first course in linear algebra. This highly acclaimed text focuses on developing the abstract thinking essential for further mathematical study. The authors give early, intensive attention to the skills necessary to make students comfortable with mathematical proofs. The text builds a gradual and smooth transition from computational results to general theory of abstract vector spaces. It also provides flexbile coverage of practical applications, expl
Introduction to abstract algebra
Nicholson, W Keith
2012-01-01
Praise for the Third Edition ". . . an expository masterpiece of the highest didactic value that has gained additional attractivity through the various improvements . . ."-Zentralblatt MATH The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Abstract Algebra continues to provide an accessible approach to the basic structures of abstract algebra: groups, rings, and fields. The book's unique presentation helps readers advance to abstract theory by presenting concrete examples of induction, number theory, integers modulo n, and permutations before the abstract structures are defined. Readers can immediately be
On isomorphisms of integral table algebras
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FAN; Yun(樊恽); SUN; Daying(孙大英)
2002-01-01
For integral table algebras with integral table basis T, we can consider integral R-algebra RT over a subring R of the ring of the algebraic integers. It is proved that an R-algebra isomorphism between two integral table algebras must be an integral table algebra isomorphism if it is compatible with the so-called normalizings of the integral table algebras.
Upper bounds on fault tolerance thresholds of noisy Clifford-based quantum computers
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We consider the possibility of adding noise to a quantum circuit to make it efficiently simulatable classically. In previous works, this approach has been used to derive upper bounds to fault tolerance thresholds-usually by identifying a privileged resource, such as an entangling gate or a non-Clifford operation, and then deriving the noise levels required to make it 'unprivileged'. In this work, we consider extensions of this approach where noise is added to Clifford gates too and then 'commuted' around until it concentrates on attacking the non-Clifford resource. While commuting noise around is not always straightforward, we find that easy instances can be identified in popular fault tolerance proposals, thereby enabling sharper upper bounds to be derived in these cases. For instance we find that if we take Knill's (2005 Nature 434 39) fault tolerance proposal together with the ability to prepare any possible state in the XY plane of the Bloch sphere, then not more than 3.69% error-per-gate noise is sufficient to make it classical, and 13.71% of Knill's γ noise model is sufficient. These bounds have been derived without noise being added to the decoding parts of the circuits. Introducing such noise in a toy example suggests that the present approach can be optimized further to yield tighter bounds.
Hiley, B. J.
In this chapter, we examine in detail the non-commutative symplectic algebra underlying quantum dynamics. By using this algebra, we show that it contains both the Weyl-von Neumann and the Moyal quantum algebras. The latter contains the Wigner distribution as the kernel of the density matrix. The underlying non-commutative geometry can be projected into either of two Abelian spaces, so-called `shadow phase spaces'. One of these is the phase space of Bohmian mechanics, showing that it is a fragment of the basic underlying algebra. The algebraic approach is much richer, giving rise to two fundamental dynamical time development equations which reduce to the Liouville equation and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation in the classical limit. They also include the Schrödinger equation and its wave-function, showing that these features are a partial aspect of the more general non-commutative structure. We discuss briefly the properties of this more general mathematical background from which the non-commutative symplectic algebra emerges.
DG Poisson algebra and its universal enveloping algebra
Lü, JiaFeng; Wang, XingTing; Zhuang, GuangBin
2016-05-01
In this paper, we introduce the notions of differential graded (DG) Poisson algebra and DG Poisson module. Let $A$ be any DG Poisson algebra. We construct the universal enveloping algebra of $A$ explicitly, which is denoted by $A^{ue}$. We show that $A^{ue}$ has a natural DG algebra structure and it satisfies certain universal property. As a consequence of the universal property, it is proved that the category of DG Poisson modules over $A$ is isomorphic to the category of DG modules over $A^{ue}$. Furthermore, we prove that the notion of universal enveloping algebra $A^{ue}$ is well-behaved under opposite algebra and tensor product of DG Poisson algebras. Practical examples of DG Poisson algebras are given throughout the paper including those arising from differential geometry and homological algebra.
Topological ∗-algebras with *-enveloping Algebras II
Indian Academy of Sciences (India)
S J Bhatt
2001-02-01
Universal *-algebras *() exist for certain topological ∗-algebras called algebras with a *-enveloping algebra. A Frechet ∗-algebra has a *-enveloping algebra if and only if every operator representation of maps into bounded operators. This is proved by showing that every unbounded operator representation , continuous in the uniform topology, of a topological ∗-algebra , which is an inverse limit of Banach ∗-algebras, is a direct sum of bounded operator representations, thereby factoring through the enveloping pro-* algebra () of . Given a *-dynamical system (, , ), any topological ∗-algebra containing (, ) as a dense ∗-subalgebra and contained in the crossed product *-algebra *(, , ) satisfies ()=*(, , ). If $G = \\mathbb{R}$, if is an -invariant dense Frechet ∗-subalgebra of such that () = , and if the action on is -tempered, smooth and by continuous ∗-automorphisms: then the smooth Schwartz crossed product $S(\\mathbb{R}, B, )$ satisfies $E(S(\\mathbb{R}, B, )) = C^*(\\mathbb{R}, A, )$. When is a Lie group, the ∞-elements ∞(), the analytic elements () as well as the entire analytic elements () carry natural topologies making them algebras with a *-enveloping algebra. Given a non-unital *-algebra , an inductive system of ideals is constructed satisfying $A = C^*-\\mathrm{ind} \\lim I_$; and the locally convex inductive limit $\\mathrm{ind}\\lim I_$ is an -convex algebra with the *-enveloping algebra and containing the Pedersen ideal of . Given generators with weakly Banach admissible relations , we construct universal topological ∗-algebra (, ) and show that it has a *-enveloping algebra if and only if (, ) is *-admissible.
Differential Hopf algebra structures on the universal enveloping algebra ofa Lie algebra
Hijligenberg, van den, N.W.; Martini, R.
1995-01-01
We discuss a method to construct a De Rham complex (differential algebra) of Poincar'e-Birkhoff-Witt-type on the universal enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra $g$. We determine the cases in which this gives rise to a differential Hopf algebra that naturally extends the Hopf algebra structure of $U(g)$. The construction of such differential structures is interpreted in terms of colour Lie superalgebras.
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An Hui-hui; Wang Zhi-chun
2016-01-01
L-octo-algebra with 8 operations as the Lie algebraic analogue of octo-algebra such that the sum of 8 operations is a Lie algebra is discussed. Any octo-algebra is an L-octo-algebra. The relationships among L-octo-algebras, L-quadri-algebras, L-dendriform algebras, pre-Lie algebras and Lie algebras are given. The close relationships between L-octo-algebras and some interesting structures like Rota-Baxter operators, classical Yang-Baxter equations and some bilinear forms satisfying certain conditions are given also.
Axis Problem of Rough 3-Valued Algebras
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Jianhua Dai; Weidong Chen; Yunhe Pan
2006-01-01
The collection of all the rough sets of an approximation space has been given several algebraic interpretations, including Stone algebras, regular double Stone algebras, semi-simple Nelson algebras, pre-rough algebras and 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebras. A 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebra is a Stone algebra, a regular double Stone algebra, a semi-simple Nelson algebra, a pre-rough algebra. Thus, we call the algebra constructed by the collection of rough sets of an approximation space a rough 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebra. In this paper,the rough 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebras, which are a special kind of 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebras, are studied. Whether the rough 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebra is a axled 3-valued Lukasiewicz algebra is examined.
Evans, David E
2009-01-01
We give a diagrammatic representation of the A_2-Temperley-Lieb algebra, and show that it is isomorphic to Wenzl's representation of a Hecke algebra. Generalizing Jones's notion of a planar algebra, we construct an A_2-planar algebra which will capture the structure contained in the SU(3) ADE subfactors. We show that the subfactor for an SU(3) ADE graph with a flat connection has a description as a flat A_2-planar algebra, and give the A_2-planar algebra description of the dual subfactor.
Algebra II workbook for dummies
Sterling, Mary Jane
2014-01-01
To succeed in Algebra II, start practicing now Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you for trigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Working through practice problems helps students better ingest and retain lesson content, creating a solid foundation to build on for future success. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you learn Algebra II by doing Algebra II. Author and math professor Mary Jane Sterling walks you through the entire course, showing you how to approach and solve the problems you encounter in class. You'll begin by refreshing your Algebr
Simple Algebras of Invariant Operators
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Xiaorong Shen; J.D.H. Smith
2001-01-01
Comtrans algebras were introduced in as algebras with two trilinear operators, a commutator [x, y, z] and a translator , which satisfy certain identities. Previously known simple comtrans algebras arise from rectangular matrices, simple Lie algebras, spaces equipped with a bilinear form having trivial radical, spaces of hermitian operators over a field with a minimum polynomial x2+1. This paper is about generalizing the hermitian case to the so-called invariant case. The main result of this paper shows that the vector space of n-dimensional invariant operators furnishes some comtrans algebra structures, which are simple provided that certain Jordan and Lie algebras are simple.
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2001-01-01
Over a field F of arbitrary characteristic, we define the associative and the Lie algebras of Weyl type on the same vector space A［D]=A［D] from any pair of a commutative associative algebra A with an identity element and the polynomial algebra ［D] of a commutative derivation subalgebra D of A. We prove that A[D], as a Lie algebra (modulo its center) or as an associative algebra, is simple if and only if A is D－simple and A［D] acts faithfully on A. Thus we obtain a lot of simple algebras.
Algebraic mesh quality metrics
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KNUPP,PATRICK
2000-04-24
Quality metrics for structured and unstructured mesh generation are placed within an algebraic framework to form a mathematical theory of mesh quality metrics. The theory, based on the Jacobian and related matrices, provides a means of constructing, classifying, and evaluating mesh quality metrics. The Jacobian matrix is factored into geometrically meaningful parts. A nodally-invariant Jacobian matrix can be defined for simplicial elements using a weight matrix derived from the Jacobian matrix of an ideal reference element. Scale and orientation-invariant algebraic mesh quality metrics are defined. the singular value decomposition is used to study relationships between metrics. Equivalence of the element condition number and mean ratio metrics is proved. Condition number is shown to measure the distance of an element to the set of degenerate elements. Algebraic measures for skew, length ratio, shape, volume, and orientation are defined abstractly, with specific examples given. Combined metrics for shape and volume, shape-volume-orientation are algebraically defined and examples of such metrics are given. Algebraic mesh quality metrics are extended to non-simplical elements. A series of numerical tests verify the theoretical properties of the metrics defined.