Physics

**PHY ****435: ****Application of Group Theory in Physics **

Symmetries and group theory.

Finite and Discrete groups: Representation; Vibration modes, Selection rules, Lattice symmetries, Band structure.

Continuous groups: Lie groups and Lie algebras, Representation, Roots and Weights, Dynkin diagrams, SU(2), SO(3), SU(3).

*References*:

- A. Zee, Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
- Palash B. Pal, A Physicistâ€™s Introduction to Algebraic Structures
- P. Ramadevi and Varun Dubey, Group Theory for Physicists: With Applications
- H. Georgi, Lie Algebras in Particle Physics
- M. Hamermesh, Group Theory and its Applications to Physical Problems
- J. F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics, Vol. I & II
- 7. S. Mukhi and N. Mukunda, Introduction to Topology, Differential Geometry and Group Theory for Physicists

*Prerequisites:*

- PHY 304

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