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Syllabus of the course: Symmetries and Group Theory

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InstructorN. Tsamis
ProgramTuesday, 13:00-15:00, Room 3
Wednesday, 14:00-16:00, Room 3
Thursday 13:00-15:00, Room 3
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Goal of the courseThe course is addressed to students who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of theoretical physics. Upon completion of the course the students should be able to apply group theory techniques in problems of theoretical physics and in particular high energy physics. Moreover, the students will know the intimate connection between symmetries and dynamics of physical systems.
SyllabusIntroduction to group theory and algebra
Representations of groups
Lie groups, Lie algebras
SU(2), Isospin
Roots and weights
SU(3), simple roots
Tensor methods, Young Tableaux
The Quark model
Color, Hadron mass, unified theories, the Lorentz group
Spacetime symmetries and dynamics
Internal symmetries and dynamics
Bibliography1. «Lie Algebras in Particle Physics» - Howard Georgi, Westview Press
2. Notes of the instructor

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