Quotes by William Kingdon Clifford

About William Kingdon Clifford:

William Kingdon Clifford is now termed geometric algebra, a special case of the Clifford algebra named in his honour. The operations of geometric algebra have the effect of mirroring, rotating, translating, and mapping the geometric objects that are being modelled to new positions. Clifford algebras in general and geometric algebra in particular, have been of ever increasing importance to mathematical physics, geometry, and computing. Clifford was the first to suggest that gravitation might be a manifestation of an underlying geometry. In his philosophical writings he coined the expression "mind-stuff".

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Kingdon Clifford
  • DescriptionEnglish mathematician and philosopher
  • BornMay 4, 1845
  • DiedMarch 3, 1879
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionMathematician; Philosopher
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society