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Group Theory

PHYS-7143   Fall semester 2017 
Predrag Cvitanović
Office: Howey W501, phone: 404 487 8469, email:
Office hours: Tuesday 1-2pm
Kevin Driscoll
Office: Howey W508B, phone: 864 704 5113, email:
Office hours: Tuesday 10:30-11:30am and Friday 1:00-2:00pm
Course schedule
Course description
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P. Cvitanović, Group Theory -
All chapter and section numbers refer to the version 9.0 of this book, unless stated otherwise.


B. Gutkin, Lecture notes: Group theory and its applications in physics

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 Aug 22 2017, 12:00 in Howey S106

PLACE AND TIMES: Howey S106, Tu,Th 12:00-1:15

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 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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