Ken Intriligator, Mayer Hall 5234
Text: Lie Algebras in Particle Physics (2nd Ed.) , by Howard Georgi. Other recommended texts: Group Theory and its Applications to Physical Problems by Morton Hamermesh; Group Theory and Solid State Physics by Tinkham.
: Monday 3:30-4:50 and Thursday 12:30-1:50, MH5301.
Homework: Assigned during each lecture; due the following lecture. HW scores will entirely determine course grade.
|Week#||Topics||Homework (and link to solutions)|
|1||Finite groups, conjugacy classes, representations||HW1 (Due 4/5)|
|2||More on reps and irreps of finite groups||HW2 (Due 4/19)|
|4||More characters, discrete rotations|
|5||Point group applications||HW3 (Due May 6)|
|6||Continuous groups, generators|
|7||Lie algebras, SO(3) (or SU(2))||HW4 (Due May 20)|
|8||SU(N) tensor reps. SU(3) in detail.||HW5 (Due May 27)|
|9||Roots and weights.|
|10||Dynkin classification. Examples.||HW6 (Due June 8)|