Geometry of complex numbers and quaternions

  • John Stillwell
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


When the plane is viewed as the plane ℂ of complex numbers, rotation about O through angle θ is the same as multiplication by the number


Complex Number Quaternion Algebra Matrix Group Unit Quaternion Quaternion Multiplication 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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