402-0883-18L  Exercises in Symmetries in Physics

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2018
DozierendeN. Beisert
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungThe course supplements an introductory lecture to symmetry groups in physics. It practices and deepens the mathematical background and applications in physics by working out and discussing homework exercises. Quiz problems in class will test familiarity with conceptual questions. Particular issues of the lecture can be discussed in more detail.
LernzielThe aim of the course is to obtain a solid foundation in techniques for and concepts of finite group theory and Lie theory. Participants will practice performing computations and derivations in this topic and learn to apply the relevant methods to physics problems.
Inhaltsymmetries in two and three dimensions, groups and representations, finite group theory, point and space groups, structure of simple Lie algebras, finite-dimensional representations; advanced topics such as: representations of SU(N), classification of simple Lie algebras, conformal symmetry
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis course is based on the contents of the lecture 402-0883-63V Symmetries in Physics which should be attended in parallel