Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1103.1072 (Jason Hanson)

Orthogonal decomposition of Lorentz transformations    [PDF]

Jason Hanson
The canonical decomposition of a Lorentz algebra element into a sum of orthogonal simple (decomposable) Lorentz bivectors is discussed, as well as the decomposition of a proper orthochronous Lorentz transformation into a product of commuting Lorentz transformations, each of which is the exponential of a simple bivector. As an application, we obtain an alternative method of deriving the formulas for the exponential and logarithm for Lorentz transformations.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1103.1072

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