Page:Grundgleichungen (Minkowski).djvu/29

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.

in which the elements fulfill the relation , is called an alternating matrix. These relations say that the transposed matrix . Then by will be the dual, alternating matrix

(35) ,


(36) ,

i.e. We shall have a 4✕4 series matrix in which all the elements except those on the diagonal from left up to right down are zero, and the elements in this diagonal agree with each other, and are each equal to the above mentioned combination in (36).

The determinant of f is therefore the square of the combination, by we shall denote the expression


4°. A linear transformation


which is accomplished by the matrix


will be denoted as the transformation

By the transformation , the expression

is changed into the quadratic form