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KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 18.04  2nd HS: 06.06  sem.br.: 25.07  begin WS: 15.10

4020160150 Group Theory in Physics  VVZ 

VL
Tue 13-15
weekly ZGW 6 2'07 (36) Burkhard Eden
UE
Thu 13-15
14-day ZGW 6 2'07 (36) Burkhard Eden
Aims
Concepts of group theory with particular emphasis on the classification of the finite semi-simple Lie algebras, because it is the foundation for any more advanced topic.
Requirements
Linear algebra
Structure / topics / contents
Finite groups: cosets, factor groups, representations. Lie groups and algebras, representations of su(2). Semi-simple Lie algebras: Killing form, Cartan subalgebras, roots, Cartan matrix, Dynkin diagrams; classification of finite semi-simple Lie algebras; Weyl reflections, representations. Young tableaux, Clebsch-Gordon series.
Assigned modules
P22.2 P22
Amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
3 SWS, 5 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Problem sets, Written exam.
Other
The lecture will probably be held in English.
Contact
Prof. Dr. Matthias Staudacher, Raum 2.04, IRIS-Haus (Zum Großen Windkanal 6)
Literature
J.F.Cornwell. Group theory in physics I & II. Academic Press 1984
I.Stewart. Lie Algebras. Springer Lecture Notes in Mathematics volume 127
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