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The Weird Spaces Thread

  1. Mar 24, 2003 #1
    Do you know the Complex Plane?
    Quaternions aren't such a pain!
    Do you sing soliloquies
    Concerning Reimann Geometries
    Of balancing your Tensors,
    Spinors and Complex Vectors?
    Phase Spaces! Hilbert Spaces!
    Oh, so many, many wacky places!

    This is an open-ended thread dedicated to the discussion of various spaces used by physicists and mathematicians.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 24, 2003
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  3. Mar 25, 2003 #2
    Add a few more lines and you' ve got a brand new university textbook on Mathematical Physics

    "Torture him, that's a good idea..."
  4. Mar 25, 2003 #3
    Do you mean that we should discuss different states of matter, that are described by physicists and mathematicians? Or do you mean different concepts of space itself, altogether?
  5. Mar 25, 2003 #4
    I mean different spaces. The real number line (denoted R) is a space. The complex plane (C) and the Euclidean plane (R^2) are other common examples of spaces.
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