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Anyway, you get the idea - there are plentiful resources in the form of books both paper and online, white papers, web pages, and wikipedia articles that you can use to really get to where you understand tensor algebra, tensor calculus (differential geometry), and group theory. As you do so you'll find that many of the things you've learned in mathematics and physics classes in the past become simplified notationally (even as their core content of course does not change).

As footnoted above, this simplification becomes even greater when some of the ideas are further extended into a general geometric division algebra, and I strongly urge interested readers to obtain and peruse Lasenby's book on Geometric Algebra. One day I may attempt to add a section on it here as well and try to properly unify the geometric algebraic concepts embedded in the particular tensor forms of relativistic electrodynamics.


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Robert G. Brown 2014-08-19