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The Clifford Algebra

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Part of the Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 294)

Abstract

The Clifford algebra is fundamental for the study of quadratic spaces and their orthogonal groups. Its construction and its structure are described in the first sections of this chapter. Basic references are Bass [1967], [1974], Kneser [1974] and Micali-Revoy [1979].

Keywords

Exact Sequence Clifford Algebra Group Homomorphism Discrete Valuation Ring Quadratic Space 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department MathematikETH-ZentrumZürichSwitzerland

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