On the advancements of conformal transformations and their associated symmetries in geometry and theoretical physics

@article{Kastrup2008OnTA,
  title={On the advancements of conformal transformations and their associated symmetries in geometry and theoretical physics},
  author={Hans A. Kastrup},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
  year={2008},
  volume={17}
}
  • H. Kastrup
  • Published 20 August 2008
  • Mathematics
  • Annalen der Physik
The historical developments of conformal transformations and symmetries are sketched: Their origin from stereographic projections of the globe, their blossoming in two dimensions within the field of analytic complex functions, the generic role of transformations by reciprocal radii in dimensions higher than two and their linearization in terms of polyspherical coordinates by Darboux, Weyl's attempt to extend General Relativity, the slow rise of finite dimensional conformal transformations in… 

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