Clifford algebras and their applications to Lie groups and spinors

@article{Shirokov2017CliffordAA,
  title={Clifford algebras and their applications to Lie groups and spinors},
  author={Dmitry Shirokov},
  journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics},
  year={2017}
}
  • D. Shirokov
  • Published 19 September 2017
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Mathematical Physics
In these lectures, we discuss some well-known facts about Clifford algebras: matrix representations, Cartan's periodicity of 8, double coverings of orthogonal groups by spin groups, Dirac equation in different formalisms, spinors in $n$ dimensions, etc. We also present our point of view on some problems. Namely, we discuss the generalization of the Pauli theorem, the basic ideas of the method of averaging in Clifford algebras, the notion of quaternion type of Clifford algebra elements, the… 

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