An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for PhysicistsAn Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists provides both an intuitive and rigorous approach to tensors and groups and their role in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. A particular aim is to demystify tensors and provide a unified framework for understanding them in the context of classical and quantum physics. Connecting the component formalism prevalent in physics calculations with the abstract but more conceptual formulation found in many mathematical texts, the work will be a welcome addition to the literature on tensors and group theory. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and applied mathematics will find clarity and insight into the subject in this textbook. |
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Group Theory | 84 |
Complexifications of Real Lie Algebras and the Tensor Product Decomposition of sl2CR Representations | 227 |
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An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists Nadir Jeevanjee No preview available - 2016 |
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