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'CLIFFORD - A Maple V (Rel. 5.1) Package for Clifford Algebra Computations'
(version 5, December 26, 2001) 
with 'Bigebra' ver. 0.16
 
Rafal Ablamowicz (*) and Bertfried Fauser (**) 

(*) Department of Mathematics, Box 5054
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505
phone: USA (931) 372-3569, fax: USA (931) 372-6353
 rablamowicz@tntech.edu

(**) Universit├Ąt Konstanz, Fachbereich Physik, Fach M678
78457 Konstanz, Germany
Bertfried.Fauser@uni-konstanz.de
http://kaluza.physik.uni-konstanz.de/~fauser/

[For 'CLIFFORD' ver. 6, 7, and 8 for Maple 6, 7, and 8 go to http://math.tntech.edu/rafal/index.html]

Files listed below contain Version 5 of the package CLIFFORD for Clifford algebra computations in Maple V R. 5.1 along with some sample Maple help pages. Here is the listing of all available packages:

Permission is given to download these files as long as they are for individual use and not for distribution of any kind including posting these files on any other server but this one. It is expected that appropriate acknowledgment will be given to CLIFFORD, Bigebra, Cli5plus, GTP, Octonion, and their authors, Rafal Ablamowicz and Bertfried Fauser, when results are derived. All packages and their extensive help pages are copyrighted by Rafal Ablamowicz and Bertfried Fauser.

You can find out how I use CLIFFORD by going to my recent publications page.

To see sample help pages try this link to Sample Help Pages.


HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 5:



DESCRIPTION OF AVAILABLE FILES:
Name: Type: Size: Description:
Cliffordlib.zip binary 1,061KB A .zip file with all CLIFFORD library files and help pages. Includes also library files and help pages for Bigebra, Cli5plus, GTP and Octonion packages. It contains three files: maple.lib, maple.ind and maple.hdb. You can download free evaluation copy of WinZip 8.1 (32-bit) for Windows Me/NT/2000/XP
Last updated: 3/24/2002
maple.ini binary 1KB Maple initialization file. It contains only one line:

libname:="C:\\Maplev51/Cliffordlib", libname:

Its role is to augment Maple's global variable libname with a path to the directory C:\\Maplev51/Cliffordlib where CLIFFORD's help pages and library files are located. See instructions below how to modify this path, if needed. If you already have your own maple.ini file, just add this new path to the 'libname'.

Cliffordlib.exe binary 1,124KB A self-executable file made from Cliffordlib.zip above.
Last updated: 3/24/2002
Cliffordlib.tgz binary 1,032KB A .tgz file made from Cliffordlib.zip above.
Last updated: 1/7/2002
clifford9M.mws ASCII 300KB Maple V Rel. 5.1 worksheet containing the source code of CLIFFORD version 5.
Last updated: 3/24/2002
Bigbrcd-0.16.mws ASCII 40KB Maple V Rel. 5.1 worksheet containing the source code of Bigebra ver. 0.16
Last updated: 1/7/2002
Cli5plus.mws ASCII 24KB Maple V Rel. 5.1 worksheet containing the source code of Cli5plus ver. 5
Last updated: 12/26/2001
GTP5.mws ASCII 12KB Maple V Rel. 5.1 worksheet containing the source code of GTP ver. 5
Last updated: 12/26/2001
Octonion4.mws ASCII 19KB Maple V Rel. 5.1 worksheet containing the source code of Octonion ver. 4
Last updated: 12/26/2001


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

A. For Windows:

The following installation instructions should be general enough to allow for loading and installation of the package under any (hopefully) operating system. If you encounter any problems, please let me know. B. For Linux (if you have access to the root directory): C. For Linux (if you do not have access to the root directory):

HOW TO LOAD THE PACKAGE AND CHECK THAT INSTALLATION WAS DONE CORRECTLY:

MORE INFORMATION:

More information about the use of this package as well as the use of other software packages written in Mathematica, Reduce, Matlab, C++, Fortran, Clical, and Maple for the Clifford algebra research, see the following book and associated with it electronic files located at the Birkhauser Web site: www.birkhauser.com/book/ISBN/0-8176-3907-1/

Title: ``Clifford Algebras with Numeric and Symbolic Computations''
Editors: Rafa\l Ab\lamowicz, Pertti Lounesto, Josep M. Parra
ISBN: 0-8176-3907-1
Birkhauser, Boston
Year: 1996

For more on Clifford algebras and their applications see also:

Title: ``Clifford Algebras and their Applications in Mathematical Physics - Vol. 1 Algebra and Physics, Vol. 2 Clifford Analysis''
Editors: Rafal Ablamowicz and Bertfried Fauser (Vol. 1),  John Ryan and Wolfgang Sproessig (Vol. 2)
ISBN: 0-8176-4182-3 (Vol. 1), 0-8176-4183-1 (Vol. 2) [for more information go to http://math.tntech.edu/rafal/mexico/mexico.html]
Birkhauser, Boston
Year: 2000

Title: ``Clifford Algebras and Spinor Structures -- A Special Volume Dedicated to the Memory of
Albert Crumeyrolle (1919 -- 1992)''.
Editors: Rafal Ablamowicz, Pertti Lounesto
ISBN: 0-7923-3366-7
Kluwer, Dordrecht
Year: 1995

Please direct all questions, comments, and reports on bugs to:

Rafal Ablamowicz rablamowicz@tntech.edu
Department of Mathematics, Box 5054
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN 38505
phone: USA (931) 372-3569
fax: USA (931) 372-6353


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