Complex quaternionic reformulation of the relativistic elastic collision problem

Demir S., Tanisli M.

PHYSICA SCRIPTA, vol.75, no.5, pp.630-637, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0031-8949/75/5/007
  • Journal Name: PHYSICA SCRIPTA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.630-637
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


An alternative representational method is proposed for the investigation of relativistic elastic collision. Although using four vectors is a common way to represent relativistic quantities, complex quaternionic representation has some advantages with a simpler and more expressive nature. This study shows that the complex quaternionic approach provides a very convenient and useful tool for the formulation of these types of collisions.