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

This version of CLIFFORD and its supplementary packages is dedicated to Hermann Günther Grassmann (1809-1877), mathematician, physicist and linguist on the 125th anniversary of his death on  26 September 1877 in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland). He was co-inventor of vector calculus and author of many papers on n-dimensional geometry, linear algebra, acoustics, and optics.

Hermann Grassmann (1809-1877) from Wikipedia
What is Grassmann Algebra?
A brief biography of Grassmann (pdf)
Another paper on Hermann Grassmann from University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Hermann Grassmann and the Creation of Linear Algebra


Files listed below contain version 8 of the package CLIFFORD for Clifford algebra computations in Maple 8 along with supplementary packages described below::

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, Cliplus, Define, GTP, Octonion, code_support, 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.

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DISCLAIMER: THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE CLIFFORD, Bigebra, Cliplus, Define, GTP, Octonion, and code_support PACKAGES TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
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You can find out how I use CLIFFORD by going to my recent publications page.


HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 8:



DESCRIPTION OF AVAILABLE FILES:


Files: Name:  Size: Description:
Libraries: library_M8.zip 1.2 MB A .zip file with all library files containing compiled code for CLIFFORD, Bigebra, Cliplus, Define, GTP, Octonion, and code_support together with help pages for all modules. It includes also a sample maple.ini file that needs to be placed in \Lib or \Users subdirectory of Maple 8 directory on Windows machine. For more detailed installation instructions see README.txt
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
Documentation: all_help_pages_pdf_M8.zip 2.0 MB A .zip file with with a single file All_Help_Pages_M8.pdf  containing help pages for all functions and procedures in all modules. 
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
  All_Help_Pages_M8.pdf 2.0 MB A single file with all help pages for all procedures in CLIFFORD, Bigebra, Cliplus, Define, GTP, Octonion, and code_support. It contains 674 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
  Bigebra _Help_M8.pdf 409 KB A single file with all help pages for Bigebra. It contains 91 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  Clifford_Help_M8.pdf 1.0 MB A single file with all help pages for all procedures in CLIFFORD. It contains 436 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
  Cliplus_Help_M8.pdf 242 KB A single file with all help pages for all procedures in Cliplus. It contains 54 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  GTP_Help_M8.pdf 112 KB A single file with all help pages for all procedures in GTP. It contains 23 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  Octonion_Help_M8.pdf 90 KB A single file with all help pages for all procedures in Octonion. It contains 17 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  code_support_Help_M8.pdf 138 KB A single file with three help pages for all procedures in code_support. It contains 51 pages of size 8.5" by 11" in full color. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  README.txt 9 KB  Installation instructions
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
Code: all_code_mws_M8.zip 129 KB A .zip file with CLIFFORD, Bigebra, Cliplus, Define, GTP, Octonion, and code_support Maple 8 worksheets with full codes for all modules. 
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
  Bigebra_M8_1.01.mws 38 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with Bigebra code ver 1.01. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  clifford_M8_07.mws 308 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with CLIFFORD code ver 07. 
Posted/Last updated: 9/17/2005
  Cliplus_M8_02.mws 28 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with Cliplus code ver. 02. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  Define_M8_1.00.mws 26 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with Define code ver. 1.00. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  GTP_M8_01.mws 14 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with GTP code ver. 01. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  Octonion_M8_02.mws 21 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with Octonion code ver. 02. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003
  code_support_M8_1.03.mws 34 KB A Maple 8 worksheet with code_support code ver. 1.03. 
Posted/Last updated: 1/5/2003


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 such as Win 98, Win NT 4.0, or XP. The installation below has been tested under Windows XP Professional. If you have any problems with installation under Windows, please contact Dr. Rafal Ablamowicz at rablamowicz@tntech.edu.

B. For Linux (if you have access to the root directory):

         ==5a==>          Bertfried.Fauser@uni-konstanz.de   or  fauser@spock.physik.uni-konstanz.de.

         ==5b==>

C. For Linux (if you do not have root access):

      If you have any problems with installation under Linux/Unix, please contact Dr. Bertfried Fauser at
Bertfried.Fauser@uni-konstanz.de, or   fauser@spock.physik.uni-konstanz.de.


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

RECENT PAPERS ON CLIFFORD AND BIGEBRA PACKAGES:

Most recent papers with CLIFFORD, Bigebra, etc.
 


RECENT BOOKS ON CLIFFORD ALGEBRAS:
 


Please direct all questions, comments, and bug reports 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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