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William Kingdon Clifford

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William Kingdon Clifford (1845 - 1879)

* 4 May 1845, † 3 March 1879

William Kingdon Clifford was born on 4 May 1845 in Exeter, Devon, England. William Clifford was an English mathematician who studied non-euclidean geometry arguing that energy and matter are simply different types of curvature of space. He introduced what is now called a Clifford algebra which generalises Grassmann’s exterior algebra. William Kingdon Clifford died on 3 March 1879 in Madeira Islands, Portugal.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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