galgebra.lt¶
Multivector Linear Transformation
Members¶

class
galgebra.lt.
Mlt
(f, Ga, args, fct=False)[source]¶ A multilinear transformation (mlt) is a multilinear multivector function of a list of vectors (*kargs) F(v_1,…,v_r) where for any argument slot j we have (a is a scalar and u_j a vector)
F(v_1,…,a*v_j,…,v_r) = a*F(v_1,…,v_j,…,v_r) F(v_1,…,v_j+u_j,…,v_r) = F(v_1,…,v_j,…,v_r) + F(v_1,…,u_j,…,v_r). If F and G are two mlt’s with the same number of argument slots then the sum is
 (F+G)F(v_1,…,v_r) = F(v_1,…,v_r) + G(v_1,…,v_r).
 If F and G two mlt’s with r and s argument slots then their product is
 (F*G)(v_1,…,v_r,…,v_(r+s)) = F(v_1,…,v_r)*G(v_(r+1),…,v_(r+s)),
where * is any of the multivector multiplicative operations. The derivative of a mlt with is defined as the directional derivative with respect with respect to the coordinate vector (we assume F is implicitely a function of the coordinates)
F(v_1,…,v_r;v_(r+1)) = (v_(r+1)grad)F(v_1,…,v_j,…,v_r).The contraction of a mlt between slots j and k is defined as the geometric derivative of F with respect to slot k and the inner geometric derivative with respect to slot j (this gives the standard tensor definition of contraction for the case that F is a scalar function)
 Contract(i,j,F) = grad_i(grad_j*F(v_1,…,v_i,…,v_j,…,v_r))
 = grad_j(grad_i*F(v_1,…,v_i,…,v_j,…,v_r)).
This returns a mlt with slot i and j removed.