On Quaternions and Octonions

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CRC Press, Jan 23, 2003 - Mathematics - 172 pages
This book investigates the geometry of quaternion and octonion algebras. Following a comprehensive historical introduction, the book illuminates the special properties of 3- and 4-dimensional Euclidean spaces using quaternions, leading to enumerations of the corresponding finite groups of symmetries. The second half of the book discusses the less f
 

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Contents

The Complex Numbers
1
The Quaternions
21
The Octonions
65

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John H. Conway, Derek A. Smith

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