Group Theory in Physics
Kurzbeschreibung This book, an abridgement of Volumes 1 and 2 of Group Theory in Physics, presents a carefully constructed introduction to group theory and its applications in physics. The book provides an introduction to and description of the most important ideas and the role that they play in the physical problems. Containing many pertinent examples to illustrate topics the text is suitable for those with no background in group theory.
Synopsis Focusing on group theory and its applications in physics, this text provides an introduction to and description of the basic ideas and the role that they play in physical problems. Topics covered include finite groups, Lie groups, Lie algebras, semi-simple Lie algebras, crystallographic point groups and crystallographic space groups, electronic energy bands in solids, atomic physics, symmetry schemes for fun damental particles and quantum mechanics. Examples are used to illustrate topics. This...