Requirements/prerequisites: 441 at least concurrently
Duration: 21 weeks
Number of lectures per week: 3
End-of-year Examination: Examination in May/June
Introduction of group theory with applications to physics.
Basics of group theory - subgroup, invariant subgroup, costs, representations, etc. - illustrated by examples from discrete and continuous groups.
Lie groups and their associated Lie algebras.
Group representation theory - important in the application of group theory to quantum theory.
Group theory in quantum mechanics; examples taken from the permutation, rotation, Euclidean, Galilean, Lorentz, Poincaré and elementary particle symmetry groups.
Oct 11, 2000