Linear and Geometric Algebra

Linear and Geometric Algebra

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By (author) Alan MacDonald Phd

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  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 241mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 19 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Scotts Valley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1453854932
  • ISBN 13: 9781453854938
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 115,545

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This textbook for the first undergraduate linear algebra course presents a unified treatment of linear algebra and geometric algebra, while covering most of the usual linear algebra topics. Geometric algebra is an extension of linear algebra. It enhances the treatment of many linear algebra topics. And geometric algebra does much more. Geometric algebra and its extension to geometric calculus unify, simplify, and generalize vast areas of mathematics that involve geometric ideas. They provide a unified mathematical language for many areas of physics, computer science, and other fields. The book can be used for self study by those comfortable with the theorem/proof style of a mathematics text. This is a second printing, corrected and slightly revised. Visit the book's web site for more information: http: //faculty.luther.edu/ macdonal/laga I commend Alan Macdonald for his excellent book! His exposition is clean and spare. He has done a fine job of engineering a gradual transition from standard views of linear algebra to the perspective of geometric algebra. The book is sufficiently conventional to be adopted as a textbook by an adventurous teacher without getting flack from colleagues. Yet it leads to gems of geometric algebra that are likely to delight thoughtful students and surprise even the most experienced instructors. -- David Hestenes, Distinguished Research Professor, Arizona State University

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Alan Macdonald is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Luther College in Decorah Iowa. He received a PhD in mathematics from The University of Michigan in 1970. Other than geometric algebra, his research interests include the foundations of physics and generalized Riemann integration. His web page is at http: //faculty.luther.edu/ macdonal