Spring semester 2019
- Course schedule
- Place and times
Tue, Thu 1:30 - 2:45 in Architecture (West) 260 (will probably move to Howey)
Tuesday Jan 8 2019
- 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: Howey W501, phone: 404 487 8469, email:
Office hours: Tuesday 12:30-1:20pm
- Teaching method
Two lectures and a homework problem set per week.
The weekly homework assignment will be posted on the
course homepage on Thursday.
Please deliver the homework next Tuesday, at the
lecture, or place them in Predrag's mailbox.
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
M. Tinkham, Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill, NY 1964) - nice book, worth owning.
Dresselhaus, Dresselhaus and Jorio, Group Theory : Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter (Springer, NY 2007)
- 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)
- R. Gilmore and C. Letellier, The Symmetry of Chaos (Oxford 2007)
M. Golubitsky and I. Stewart, The Symmetry Perspective : From Equilibrium to Chaos (Springer, NY 2003)
How is the course graded?
Dog ate my homework?