exceptional Jordan algebra

exceptional Jordan algebra

[ek′sep·shən·əl ¦jȯrd·ən ′al·jə·brə]
(mathematics)
A Jordan algebra that cannot be written as a symmetrized product over a matrix algebra; used in formulating a generalization of quantum mechanics.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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