Rotation Group

A rotation group is a group in which the elements are orthogonal matrices with determinant 1. In the case of three-dimensional space, the rotation group is known as the special orthogonal group.

See also

Matrix Group, Octahedral Group, Orthogonal Group, Orthogonal Matrix, Rotation Matrix, Special Orthogonal Group

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