# Continuous groups for physicists / Narasimhaiengar Mukunda, Subhash Chaturvedi.

##### By: Mukunda, N [author.].

##### Contributor(s): Chaturvedi, Subhash [author.].

Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022Description: xiv, 280 pages; Rs.1550.00 25 cms.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781009187060.Subject(s): Mathematical Physics | Group theory | Representations of groups | Continuous groupsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Continuous groups for physicistsDDC classification: 530.15/222 Summary: "The theory of groups and group representations is an important part of mathematics with applications in other areas of mathematics as well as in physics. It is basic to the study of symmetries of physical systems. Its mathematical concepts are equally significant in understanding complex physical systems. It offers the necessary tools to describe, for instance, crystal structures, elementary particles with spin, both Galilean symmetric and special relativistic quantum mechanics, the fundamental properties of canonical commutation relations, and spinor representations of orthogonal groups extensively used in quantum field theory. Continuous Groups for Physicists introduces the ideas of continuous groups and their applications to graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics. The book begins with an introduction to groups and group representations in the context of finite groups. This is followed by a chapter on the special algebraic features of the symmetric groups. The authors then present the theory of Lie groups, Lie algebras, and in particular the classical families of compact simple Lie groups and their representations. Several interesting topics not often found in standard physics texts are then presented: the spinor representations of the real orthogonal groups, the real symplectic groups in even dimensions, induced representations, the Schwinger representation concept, the Wigner theorem on symmetry operations in quantum mechanics, and the Euclidean, Galilei, Lorentz, and Poincare groups associated with spacetime. The general methods and notions of quantum mechanics are used as background throughout"-- Provided by publisher.Item type | Current location | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Book | Chennai Mathematical Institute General Stacks | 530.15 MUK (Browse shelf) | Checked out | 28/10/2024 | 11122 |

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The theory of groups and group representations is an important part of mathematics with applications in other areas of mathematics as well as in physics. It is basic to the study of symmetries of physical systems. Its mathematical concepts are equally significant in understanding complex physical systems. It offers the necessary tools to describe, for instance, crystal structures, elementary particles with spin, both Galilean symmetric and special relativistic quantum mechanics, the fundamental properties of canonical commutation relations, and spinor representations of orthogonal groups extensively used in quantum field theory. Continuous Groups for Physicists introduces the ideas of continuous groups and their applications to graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics. The book begins with an introduction to groups and group representations in the context of finite groups. This is followed by a chapter on the special algebraic features of the symmetric groups. The authors then present the theory of Lie groups, Lie algebras, and in particular the classical families of compact simple Lie groups and their representations. Several interesting topics not often found in standard physics texts are then presented: the spinor representations of the real orthogonal groups, the real symplectic groups in even dimensions, induced representations, the Schwinger representation concept, the Wigner theorem on symmetry operations in quantum mechanics, and the Euclidean, Galilei, Lorentz, and Poincare groups associated with spacetime. The general methods and notions of quantum mechanics are used as background throughout"-- Provided by publisher.

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