MATH 315(F) Groups and Characters (Q)
An introduction to group theory with emphasis on topics having applications in the physical sciences; greater attention is paid to examples and to the application of theorems than to the more difficult proofs. Topics include symmetry groups, group structure (especially properties related to order), representations and characters over the real and complex fields, space groups (chemistry), matrix groups (physics). Format: lecture. Evaluation will be based primarily on performance on problem assignments and a final exam. Prerequisites: Mathematics 211. No enrollment limit (expected: 10).
Hour: V. HILL