Physical Applications of Geometric Algebra

This page accompanies the lecture course Physical Applications of Geometric Algebra delivered as a Part III Minor Option to final year physicists at the University of Cambridge.

From this page it is possible to download postscript files of the lecture overheads and handouts, and question sheets. A course synopsis and list of suggested reading is also available. This site will expand as the course progesses.

All files are available as gzip compressed postscript. The gzip utility can be freely downloaded from any of the GNU ftp sites. If your browser does not automatically decompress the file then save it, decompress it manually and view it with a postscript viewer such as Ghostview/GSview.

The files are also avaialable in pdf format in the following 2 zip files:

Course Materials (1.8 MB .zip file)
Lectures (1.1 MB .zip file)

Copyright: You are welcome to download and print the following documents. Please consult the authors if you wish to make multiple copies.

Chris Doran and Anthony Lasenby


Part 1
3D Summary
Part 2
Part 3


Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Lecture 12
Lecture 13
Lecture 14
Lecture 15
Lecture 16

Question Sheets

Question Sheet 1
Question Sheet 2
Question Sheet 3


Answer Sheet 1
Answer Sheet 2
Answer Sheet 3

Maintained by Chris Doran