Division Algebras:: Octonions Quaternions Complex Numbers and the Algebraic Design of Physics (Mathematics and Its Applications Book 290)

by Geoffrey M. Dixon

5/5

$166.99

Hardcover

$14.99

eTextbook

$14.99

ISBN-13: 9781441947468

ISBN-10: 1441947469


I don’t know who Gigerenzer is, but he wrote something very clever that I saw quoted in a popular glossy magazine: “Evolution has tuned the way we think to frequencies of co-occurances, as with the hunter who remembers the area where he has had the most success killing game.” This sanguine thought explains my obsession with the division algebras. Every effort I have ever made to connect them to physics – to the design of reality – has succeeded, with my expectations often surpassed. Doubtless this strong statement is colored by a selective memory, but the kind of game I sought, and still seek, seems to frowst about this particular watering hole in droves. I settled down there some years ago and have never feIt like Ieaving. This book is about the beasts I selected for attention (if you will, to ren? der this metaphor politically correct, let’s say I was a nature photographer), and the kind of tools I had to develop to get the kind of shots Iwanted (the tools that I found there were for my taste overly abstract and theoretical). Half of thisbook is about these tools, and some applications thereof that should demonstrate their power. The rest is devoted to a demonstration of the intimate connection between the mathematics of the division algebras and the Standard Model of quarks and leptons with U(l) x SU(2) x SU(3) gauge fields, and the connection of this model to lO-dimensional spacetime implied by the mathematics.

Customer Reviews

Great Site

5.0 rating
May 12, 2020

Textbooks are a great and affordable price! Will definitely buy again.

T'Niya

LOVe the free textbook offer

5.0 rating
March 18, 2020

I sent a link to my classmates and was able to get my textbook for free. I wasn’t sure at first but thankful and happy I tried. I got to download the book immediately .

A MArtin

This Site is a Great Find for online books

5.0 rating
February 10, 2020

I was skeptic at first due to the amazing price but ordered my first book. As soon as I completed my purchase the link was right there to download my book. Great quality and I will be checking back for more books in the future!

Cory

This Was A Great FInd

5.0 rating
February 9, 2020

We all know textbooks are overpriced, and I was ecstatic over finding this book at this price.

Kiplon L. Taylor

Was searching the entire Internet, but finally got it for the best price.

5.0 rating
February 6, 2020

Thank you so much bookpanthers, I got my text book for the best price on internet. And even the best thing is i got a coupon for sharing the link, across my class to get a free text book. With the help of this website, i am way to go with my subject.

Jeyanthi Meenakshisundaram

Attention

To ensure the safety of our staff and valued customers, we have made all of our textbooks fully downloadable and can be viewed on any device.