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Group Theory

PHYS-7224   Spring semester 2008 
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P. Cvitanović, Group Theory -
All chapter and section numbers refer to the version 8.8 of this book, unless stated otherwise.

M. Tinkham, Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill, NY 1964) - nice book, worth owning.

M. Golubitsky and I. Stewart, The Symmetry Perspective: From Equilibrium to Chaos (Springer, NY 2003)

R. Gilmore and C. Letellier, The Symmetry of Chaos (Oxford 2007)

J.-Q. Chen, J. Ping and F. Wang, Group Representation Theory for Physicists (World Scientific, Singapore 2002)

W.G. Harter, Principles of Symmetry, Dynamics, and Spectroscopy (Wiley, NY 1974)

Frank Porter, Physics 129b "Group Theory" (Caltech, Spring 2008)

START: Tuesday Jan 8 2008, 12:05 in Howey S204

PLACE AND TIMES: Howey S204, Tu,Th 12:05-1:25

PREREQUISITES: A basic background in linear algebra and quantum mechanics.

TEACHING METHOD: Two lectures and a homework problem set per week.

EVALUATION METHOD: Weekly homework assignments. Grades will be determined from the homework (70%) and the take-home final exam (30%).

PROBLEM SETS: Please deliver solutions to problem sets by Tuesday, at the lecture, or place them in Predrag's mailbox.

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