is a course on group theory primarily intended for physics graduate students
intending to specialize in condensed matter or particle theory. It will also
have material of interest to mathematics students with some interest in mathematical
physics. A more detailed course description of a past incarnation can be found
The first class will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 12pm, in ARC-203. Thereafter the
course will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm - 1:20pm in Serin E372 and E385.
That is: Tuesdays in E372 and Fridays in E385.
If possible leave free time after 1:20pm so that I can run over, as there
is a lot of material to cover.
Note the location! The first class will meet in ARC-203 as stated on the RU website.
N.B. There will be no class the week of April 9, 2018. This would be a good time to make a lot of progress on your term paper!
A description of potential topics and some administrative matters can be found be found here.
You can find the relevant lecture notes for each chapter here. Warning! Lecture notes under construction!
I will probably skip some sections and add new material.
Chapter 1 lecture notes.
Chapter 2 lecture notes.
Chapter 3 lecture notes.
Chapter 4 lecture notes.
Chapter 8 lecture notes.
Chapter 10 lecture notes.
A list of suggested topics for the term paper can be found here. I will try to update and improve this list through the semester, but I'm making an old one available from the beginning of the course.
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