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Lie Algebras In Particle Physics
from Isospin To Unified Theories





ISBN 9780738202334
Published October 22, 1999 by CRC Press
340 Pages

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In this book, the author convinces that Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington had things a little bit wrong, as least as far as physics is concerned. He explores the theory of groups and Lie algebras and their representations to use group representations as labor-saving tools.

Table of Contents

WHy Group Theory? -- 1 Finite Groups -- 2 Lie Groups -- 3 SU(2) -- 4 Tentor OPerators -- 5 Isopin -- 6 Roots and Weights -- 7 SU(3) -- 8 Simple Roots -- 9 More SU(3) -- 10 Tentor Methods -- 11 Hypercharge and Strangeness -- 12 Young Tableaux -- 13 SU(N) -- 14 3-D Harmonic Oscillator -- 15 SU(6) and Quark Model -- 16 Color -- 17 Constituent Quarks -- 18 UNifiec THeories and SU(5) -- 19 THe Classical Groups -- 20 The Classification Theorem -- 21 SO(2n+1) and Spinors -- 22 SO(2n+2) Spinors -- 23 SU(3)&SO(2n) -- 24 SO(10) -- 25 Automorphisms -- 26 Sp(2n) -- 27 Odds and Ends -- Epilogue -- Index.

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Howard Georgi