Graduate School

Group Theory

This course is part of the programme:
Physics (Third Level)

Objectives and competences

To obtain proficiency in the study of symmetries of physical systems, and the use of groups to classify and quantify natural phenomenon.

Prerequisites

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Content (Syllabus outline)

The theory of finite and continuous groups, with particular emphasis on aspects that are relevant for the study of physics. Discrete crystallographic groups, Lie algebras and the Poincare group.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

To obtain proficiency in the study of symmetries of physical systems, and the use of groups to classify and quantify natural phenomenon.

Readings

  • Hermann Weyl, Symmetry, Princeton University Press, 1983
  • Morton Hammermesh, Group Theory and its Application to Physical Problem, Dover Publications, 1989

Assessment

Written seminar

Lecturer's references

Associate professor of Matematics at the University of Nova Gorica.

Bibliography

University course code: 3FIi18

Year of study: 1

Lecturer:

ECTS: 9

Workload:

  • Lectures: 30 hours
  • Exercises: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 210 hours

Course type: elective

Languages: english

Learning and teaching methods:
lectures