From: Reid Sweatman (borderland_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-01-01 06:29:56
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hubert.Holin_at_[hidden] [mailto:Hubert.Holin_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 3:40 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Re: Interest for quaternions (and octonions)?
> Well, octonions are built from quaternions in the same way
> quaternions are built from complexes, which is the same way complexes
> are built from reals.They see some use in theoretical physics.
> Reals, complexes, quaternions and octonions are the only real-
> based division algebras. They are kin to Clifford Algebras.
> One (mandatory) reference is Bourbaki-Algebra. One excellent
> online ressource is "http://www.7stones.com/Homepage/history.html".
Excellent web site! Never studied division algebras specifically, but the
site is a good intro. Well, when I decide to do a relativistic space game,
with gravity-wave communicators and ships doing close parallel-transport
orbits around frozen stars, I know where to go for the math <g>. Thanks.
Haven't seen the book, but I'll give Bookpool.com a search.
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