Groups and Symmetries: From Finite Groups to Lie Groups by Yvette Kosmann-SchwarzbachGroups and Symmetries: From Finite Groups to Lie Groups by Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach

Groups and Symmetries: From Finite Groups to Lie Groups

byYvette Kosmann-SchwarzbachEditorStephanie Frank Singer

Paperback | October 28, 2009

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- Combines material from many areas of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and analysis, so students see connections between these areas

- Applies material to physics so students appreciate the applications of abstract mathematics

- Assumes only linear algebra and calculus, making an advanced subject accessible to undergraduates

- Includes 142 exercises, many with hints or complete solutions, so text may be used in the classroom or for self study

A former student of the École Normale Supérieure, Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach holds a Doctorat d'État in mathematics as well as a degree in physics from the University of Paris. She has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Lille, at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and most recently at the École Polyt...
Title:Groups and Symmetries: From Finite Groups to Lie GroupsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pagesPublished:October 28, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387788654

ISBN - 13:9780387788654


Table of Contents

General Facts About Groups.- Representations of Finite Groups.- Representations of Compact Groups.- Lie Groups and Lie Algebras.- Lie Groups SU(2) and SO(3).- Representations of SU(2) and SO(3).- Spherical Harmonics.- Representations of SU(3) and Quarks.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Groups and Symmetries is a short, concise book . that provides an introduction to the subject of Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, their representations, and their uses in theoretical particle physics. . Anyone interested in understanding the connection between quarks and representation theory is an expeditious fashion should read this book. . at the end of each chapter, Groups and Symmetries has a helpful reference section that provides readers with historical comments and additional references to the topics covered." (Thomas R. Hagedorn, The Mathematical Association of America, April, 2010)"This book by Kosmann-Schwarzbach (École Polytechnique, France) also starts with the basics but rapidly moves on to enrich group theory with notions from topology, analysis, and (multi) linear algebra. Surely one finds many monographs on Lie groups for students on the way to specializing. . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals." (D. V. Feldman, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)"This book gives a gentle introduction to the theory of group representations and its applications in quantum mechanics. . This book is well written and is well suited for a course aimed at advanced undergraduates and early graduate students." (Aloysius Helminck, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 g)"The author gives a very clear and comprehensible introduction to the representation theory of groups focussing in particular on Lie groups. . A series of nine problems and solutions completes this well thought-out and well organized book, which can be recommended already to advanced undergraduates." (G. Kowol, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 164 (2), October, 2011)