By Oscar Zariski

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198) Proof. As usual, I use induction. The result is true when r = 1 because the commutator with a vector is the same as the right inner product, and the r = 2 result follows from the last of Eqs. (197), so let’s assume the result is true for r − 1. Then by associativity of the outer product A2 × (a1 ∧ a2 ∧ · · · ∧ ar ) = A2 × (Br−1 ∧ ar ) (199) where Br−1 = a1 ∧ a2 ∧ · · · ∧ ar−1 . Applying the last of Eqs. (197) and the r − 1 result yields A2 × (a1 ∧ a2 ∧ · · · ∧ ar ) = (A2 × Br−1 ) ∧ ar + Br−1 ∧(A2 × ar ) r−1 = j=1 r = j=1 a1 ∧ a2 ∧ · · · ∧(A2 ⌊ aj ) ∧ · · · ∧ ar−1 ∧ ar + a1 ∧ a2 ∧ · · · ∧ ar−1 ∧(A2 ⌊ ar ) a1 ∧ a2 ∧ · · · ∧(A2 ⌊ aj ) ∧ · · · ∧ ar , (200) which completes the proof.

This procedure will work only if each Bj is invertible, which is why it is normally used only in Euclidean spaces. If Ar is a blade, then A⊥ r represents the orthogonal complement of Ar . That means that orthogonal projection into A⊥ should equal orthogonal rejection from Ar . Using Eqs. (181) and (183), this is easy to r show directly. ⊥ −1 −1 a ⌋ A⊥ = (a ∧ Ar )⊥ (A⊥ r (Ar ) r) = a ∧ Ar I −1 IA−1 r = a ∧ Ar A−1 r . (227) If Ar and Bs are orthogonal, then the projection of a vector into their direct sum should be the sum of the projections into the subspaces individually.

140) when j = 0 gives for the highest grade term Ar ∧ Bs = (−1)rs Bs ∧ Ar , (143) so the outer product of two odd-grade multivectors anticommutes like so, A− ∧ B− = −B− ∧ A− , (144) with all other cases commuting. (These last few results are equivalent to Eq. ) The properties of objects under reversion are sometimes helpful in sorting out their grades. 3. Notice that (nvn)† = nvn. Now vectors don’t change sign under reversion but trivectors do. Therefore nvn has no trivector component and is pure vector.