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Utility of quaternions in physics

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Utility of Quaternions in Physics by Alexander McAulay. Publisher: Macmillan and co ISBN/ASIN: BIT6ANC Number of pages: Description: Quaternions are especially useful in Physical applications.

Here is the table of contents of this classical book: Introduction; Quaternion theorems; Elastic solids; Electricity and magnetism; Hydrodynamics; The vortex-atom theory. Additional Physical Format: Online version: McAulay, Alex.

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See all 43 formats and editions Hide other 1/5(1). Today, quaternions are of interest to historians of mathematics. Vector analysis performs the daily mathematical routine that could also be done with quaternions.

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Girard's essay The quaternion group and modern physics discusses some roles of quaternions in physics. The essay shows how various physical covariance groups, namely SO(3), the Lorentz group, the general theory of relativity group, the Clifford algebra SU(2) and the conformal group, can easily be related to the quaternion group in.

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physics teaching. Yet, simple presentations together with physical applications seem to be scarce. In the following, I shall show that several of the major covariance groups of physics can easily be related to a finite group, namely, the abstract quaternion group.

Most (if not all) of the physical andFile Size: KB. in mathematics and physics. The journey of quaternions started as a geometric and algebraic curiosity in the midth century. Soon they were found to have applications in mechanics; then later that century they were applied to electromagnetism via Maxwell’s equations.

The Cited by: 2. Quaternions did not return to fundamental Physics models untilwhen Finkelstein, Jauch, Schiminovich, and Speiser wrote a paper titled Some Physical Consequences of General Q-Covariance, Helvetica Physica Acta, Volume XXXV ()in which they showed that the quaternion imaginary degrees of freedom corresponded to the Higgs field.

I would just like to know more about quaternions because I did a project in my vector analysis course in which I had to give a brief history of William Rowan Hamilton's life, and quaternions have very much captured my interest, but it is hard to find any recommended literature on the subject.

There are some problems with using quaternions to describe spacetime. Quaternions have two important properties: (1) they form a four-dimensional vector space; (2) you can multiply quaternions together. [1] The first property is obviously very suggestive, but it's no different from the usual four-vectors that we already use in special relativity.

Utility of quaternions in physics (). This book, "Utility of quaternions in physics," by Alexander McAulay, is a replication of a book originally published before It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. Quaternions in University-Level Physics Considering Special Relativity Martin Erik Horn University of Potsdam, Physics Education Research Group, Am Neuen Pal Potsdam, Germany E-Mail: [email protected] Abstract As an expansion of complex numbers, the quaternions show close relations to numerousCited by: 7.

Mathematical Physics. Utility of Quaternions in Physics (English) Macaulay, Alexander; Sechs Vorträge über ausgewählte Gegenstände aus der reinen Mathematik und mathematischen Physik (German/French) Poincaré, Henri.

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For free: Doing Physics with Quaternions (much of this site, pages), Lectures on Dynamic Graphs and Unified Field Theory (75 pages).

A few good papers: Sudbery's first paper (memo,44 pages) on why quaternion analysis is no good. Sudbery's second paper (, 28 pages) on the topic. Please look to my work above on quaternion analysis. iii Therearealsomorespecializedoptions,beginningwiththeintroductorysections inpartIandcontinuingasfollows.

ternionalgebrasandanalyticnumbertheory. Alexander McAulay (9 December – 6 July ) was the first professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, was also a proponent of dual quaternions, which he termed "octonions" or "Clifford biquaternions".

McAulay was born on 9 December and attended Kingswood School in Bath. He proceeded to Caius College, Cambridge, there taking up a study Alma mater: University of Cambridge, University of.

A new kind of quantum mechanics using inner products, matrix elements, and coefficients assuming values that are quaternionic (and thus noncommutative) instead of complex is developed. This is the most general kind of quantum mechanics possessing the same kind of calculus of assertions as conventional quantum mechanics.

The role played by the new imaginaries is by: This book presents the properties of quaternions and their applications. and utility of the quaternion. algebras and provides a unified calculus for much of physics. The book proposes a. The book proposes a pedagogical introduction to this new calculus, based on quaternions, with applications mainly in special relativity, classical electromagnetism and general relativity.

The volume is intended for students, researchers and instructors in physics, applied mathematics and engineering interested in this new quaternionic Clifford. Dirac wrote at least one paper using quaternions (Applications of Quaternions to Lorenz Transformations), and after reading it I realized why people don't use quaternions.

There was also The Theory of Relativity (Silberstein, ) which is fascinating, but this book does not encourage me to switch to quaternions, to say the least. VersionFebruary, Updates A minor correction with the formula of converting from Quat to Axis.

The scale is missing a square root. Thanks to Shi for pointing that out. From version - The norm of a quaternion should be the square root of the q.q. The mistake was brought to my attention by several kind readers and upon checking the definition of the Euclidean properties for Author: Dave Astle.

The utility of quaternions in mathematical physics in non-Euclidean space is much the same as in Euclidean, that is to say they are suitable for establishing fundamental relations.

Details must be worked out by some system of scalar coordinates. It is hoped that the applications, to Physics, for which the methods of this paper have been prepared, will appear in subsequent papers; but, quite Author: Alexander Leicester McAulay.

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Elements of Quaternions. William Rowan Hamilton; a distinguished Irish mathematician who worked in the fields of classical mechanics, optics and algebra, as well as in physics and astronomy. quaternions were taught as a major topic in advanced mathematics at most universities, and their utility in describing spatial relations has led to Cited by: Lorentz group, without the use of complexified quaternions.

This result appears, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time in print. First we briefly recall the standard way to rewrite special relativity by a quaternionic algebra on complex ~see Sec.

III!. Stefano De .There is a book: "Quaternions, Clifford Algebras and Relativistic Physics." by Patrik R. Girard. Find this if you want to learn more -- very good reading, not very complex and not very long.

I'll just cite the first paragraph of chapter 3. From the very beginning of special relativity, complex quaternions have been used to formulate that theory.