A unified mathematical language for physics and engineering in the 21st century

  title={A unified mathematical language for physics and engineering in the 21st century},
  author={Joan Lasenby and Anthony N. Lasenby and Chris Doran},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={21 - 39}
  • Joan Lasenby, A. Lasenby, C. Doran
  • Published 15 January 2000
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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