Course Synopses


  • Course Description:

    Prerequisite: 750:502 Quantum Mechanics, or equivalent. Abstract groups and their representations, finite groups and Lie algebras; symmetries and currents; symmetric group, inhomogeneous Lorentz group, SU(n); classification of Lie algebras, Dynkin diagrams. Spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanisms. Gauge theories.

    This is a course on group theory primarily intended for physics graduate students intending to specialize in condensed matter or particle theory. It will also have material of interest to mathematics students with some interest in mathematical physics. A more detailed course description of a past incarnation can be found here

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