Professor:
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. Course Times
: 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) |
3 | Orthogonality, Characters | |
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) |