THE OCTONIONS. JOHN C. BAEZ. Abstract. The octonions are the largest of the four normed division algebras. While somewhat neglected. The expository article about octonions by John (Baez) that appeared in the AMS Bulletin (copy here, a web-site here) is one of the best pieces. After the octonions comes a dimensional number system called the ” sedenions”. They have some nice features, which I describe in this.

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See news at oilprice. Sure, it is the last division algebra, but if you relax your axioms a little the Cayley-Dickson construction gives an infinite tower of increasingly uninteresting algebras: Gravesinspired by his friend W. It would be cool if they did.

Moreover, as hinted in the previous sentence, what Octojions am really irritated by is Baez’s obsessive tendency to reduce all the mathematical cleverness of string theory to the division algebras in general and octonions in particular.

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John Baez on Octonion