A geometric algebra provides a single environment in which geometric entities can be represented and manipulated and in which transforms can be applied to these entities. A number of versions of geometric algebra have been proposed and the aim of the paper is to investigate one of these as it has a number of advantageous features. Points, lines and planes are presented naturally by element of grades 1, 2, and 3 respectively. The self-reverse elements in the algebra form a field. This allows an equivalence relation between elements of grade 2 to be defined so that, although not every grade 2 element corresponds to a line, each equivalence class does, and vice versa. Examples are given to illustrate the ease in which geometric objects are represented and manipulated.
- Geometric algebra
- Self-reverse element