BGU Physics Department
Group Theory in Physics
203-2-4241
(2014 A)
3 points, 3 hours
Staff
Lecturer:
Prof. Alex Gersten
General
Policy
syllabus
- Introduction: Symmetry in physics, tensors.
- Basic concepts of group theory and of representation theory.
- Irreducible and reducible representations of finite groups.
- Permutation group, Young tableaux.
- Continuous groups.
- Infinitesimal operators.
- Three dimensional rotation group.
- Unitary groups.
- Lie groups.
- Spinor representations.
- Lorentz and Poincare groups.
- Groups of the Standard Model.
- Introduction to supersymmetry.
- Twistors.
Sources :
- main - Wu-Ki Tung- Group Theory in Physics, World Scientific, 1985
- main - M. Tinkham, Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics, Dover Publications, 1992.
- P. Ramond- Group Theory A Physicists Survey, Cambridge University Press, 2010
- Zhong-Qi Ma- Group Theory for Physicists, World Scientific, 2007
- R. Penrose- The road to reality, Jonathan Cape, 2004
- H.F. Jones- Groups, Representations and Physics, Taylor
Roster