Course details of PH 520 - Group Theory Methods

Course Name Group Theory Methods
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 2
Tutorial 0
Practical 1
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference 1. Group Theory by Hammermesh. 2. Group Theory and applications in Physics by T. Inui, Y. Tanabe and Y. Onodera, Springer series in Solid-state sciences 78. 3. Lie algebra methods in particle Physics by Georgi. “group” 24L, 905C written 22, 53 Top
Description Discrete groups: Cyclic groups; Permutation groups; Point groups, irreducible representations, great orthogonality theorem, character tables, applications in solid state physics. Continuous groups: Space translational, time translational and rotational group symmetries in quantum mechanics. Introduction of Lie algebras, Lie groups, irreducible representations and Young Tbleau. Emphasis should be on SU (2) and SU (3) elaborating on angular momentum algebra, quark model involving isospin and hypercharge symmetries. Dynamical symmetries in Hydrogen atom, Lorentz group and Poincare group symmetries.
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