5 edition of **Rotations, quaternions, and double groups** found in the catalog.

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Published
**2005**
by Dover Publications in Mineola, N.Y
.

Written in English

- Rotation groups.,
- Quaternions.,
- Finite groups.,
- Representations of groups.

**Edition Notes**

Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.

Statement | Simon L. Altmann. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC174.17.R65 A48 2005 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3425982M |

ISBN 10 | 0486445186 |

LC Control Number | 2005049630 |

Rotations, Quaternions, and Double Groups ().pdf writen by Simon L. Altmann: This text presents a consistent description of the geometric and quaternionic treatment of rotation operators. Covers the fundamentals of symmetries, matrices, and groups and presents a primer on rotations and. Geometry of 4D rotations. Four-dimensional rotations are of two types: simple rotations and double rotations. Simple rotations. A simple rotation R about a rotation centre O leaves an entire plane A through O (axis-plane) fixed. Every plane B that is completely orthogonal to A intersects A in a certain point such point P is the centre of the 2D rotation induced by R in B.

The book proposes a pedagogical introduction to this new calculus, based on quaternions, with applications mainly in special relativity, classical electromagnetism and general relativity. Quaternions were introduced by Hamilton in Important precursors to this work included Euler's four-square identity () and Olinde Rodrigues' parameterization of general rotations by four parameters (), but neither of these writers treated the four-parameter rotations as an algebra. Carl Friedrich Gauss had also discovered quaternions in , but this work was not published until.

yields the vector v rotated by an angle α around the u axis. The rotation is clockwise if our line of sight points in the direction operation is known as conjugation by q. It follows that quaternion multiplication is composition of rotations, for if p and q are quaternions representing rotations, then rotation (conjugation) by pq is which is the same as rotating (conjugating) by q and. Today, quaternions are of interest to historians of mathematics. Vector analysis performs the daily mathematical routine that could also be done with quaternions. I personally think that there may be 4D roads in physics that can be efficiently traveled only by quaternions, and that is the path which is laid out in these web Size: KB.

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Bethe essentially doubled the number of elements in the finite rotation group and defined a compatible group operation to make the double group well-defined. 4. Rotations and Angular Momentum 5. Tensor Bases: Introduction to Spinors 6. The Bilinear Transformation 7. Rotations and SU(2). The Stereographic Projection 8.

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Altmann L.S. Rotations, quaternions, and double groups. Notation-conventions-how to use this book Introduction The Rodrigues programme Rotations by 2 Improper point groups The algebra of rotations: quaternions An entertainment on binary rotations The definition of quaternions Inversion of quaternions.Simon L.

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