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Physics Student at the University of Antwerp

Dec
3
revised How to simplify $\frac{4 + 2\sqrt6}{\sqrt{5 + 2\sqrt{6}}}$?
nominator->numerator
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comment How to simplify $\frac{4 + 2\sqrt6}{\sqrt{5 + 2\sqrt{6}}}$?
Isn't this how you show 5 equals 4?
Aug
16
comment Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
@Lee: and a metric is positive by definition.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
@user1729 in my defense, I touched that aspect already in this comment
Aug
15
comment Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
A subtraction like this does not conform to the natural definition subtraction has. A metric is positive definite, subtraction is not.
Aug
15
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Aug
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Aug
14
comment Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
@AustinMohr: I'll keep that in mind. Sorry about that.
Aug
14
comment Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
@Drise: completely equivalent after the isomorphic transformation. So in Math speak: completely equivalent.
Aug
14
comment Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
Reversing the two concepts just leaves you with two isomorphic concepts that does not answer the question.
Aug
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asked Is addition more fundamental than subtraction?
Jul
31
comment What's the meaning of the unit bivector i?
@draks that is not geometric algebra. That's Dirac algebra which only makes sense in Dirac theory. Geometric algebra promises (I'm still learning) to be applicable/useful everywhere, not just in the case of $\gamma$s. And an index $i$ is nothing evil.
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Jul
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comment What's the meaning of the unit bivector i?
@celtschk OK. But Hestenes maintains quaternions are just an aspect/transformation/... of the more general geometric algebra (at least in sofar they are used in Physics). I can't deduce any geometric meaning from quaternions either, so although insightful, it doesn't help me much (probably why you made it a comment anyways ;-)).
Jul
31
comment What's the meaning of the unit bivector i?
OK. This is part of the meaning I get. The bivector as an operator is a rotor. But the bivector as basis element of the algebra should have a meaning on its own. Is my plane interpretation correct?
Jul
31
comment What's the meaning of the unit bivector i?
It seems you avidly hate Hestenes' formulation. I get the parallel with $\gamma$ algebra the way you see it (I first came into contact with geometric algebra when studying the Dirac equation), but in the pdf referenced, he's not talking about $\gamma$ algebra, he's talking Euclidean geometry, where stuff like $\gamma$-matrices (he's not even talking about matrices) are not even relevant. You're giving a non-geometric interpretation IMHO, which is not quite what I'm after. I'm after the interpretation Hestenes describes.