summer semester 2021
- Course schedule
- Course description
- 2017 student evaluations
- 2019 student evaluations
- should I take this course?
A basic background in linear algebra and quantum mechanics.
- Predrag Cvitanović
Office: MS Teams, phone: 404 487 8469, email:
Office hours: Monday 12:30-2:00pm
- Teaching method
Two online lectures (recorded) and a homework problem set per week.
The weekly homework assignment will be posted on the
course homepage on Tuesday.
Please upload the homework to
Canvas by next Tuesday noon.
Solutions will be posted on
You can discuss problems
with each other, but the solutions have to be executed and submitted individually.
Grades will be determined from the homework (70%) -so
day-to-day participation is very important- and the
final exam (30%).
- Course notes
P. Cvitanović, World Wide Quest to Tame Group Theory;
weekly notes, including all problem sets.
B. Gutkin, Lecture notes: Group theory
and its applications in physics
There is no assigned textbook for the course. A few references we have
Dresselhaus, Dresselhaus and Jorio, Group Theory : Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter (Springer, NY 2007)
M. Tinkham, Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill, NY 1964) - nice book, worth owning.
- W. G. Harter, Principles of Symmetry, Dynamics, and Spectroscopy (Wiley, NY 1974)
P. Cvitanović,Group Theory - birdtracks.eu
All chapter and section
numbers refer to the version 9.0 of this book, unless stated otherwise.
- J.-Q. Chen, J. Ping and F. Wang,
Group Representation Theory for Physicists
(World Scientific, Singapore 2002)
How is the course graded?
Dog ate my homework?