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## Group Theory and Its Application to Physical Problems (Softcover)"This excellent text, long considered one of the best-written, most skillful expositions of group theory and its physical applications, is directed primarily to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, especially quantum physics." — From the back cover ## $6.39 |

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**GOOD:** This book is in good condition, showing a few signs of use and wear. The pages are clean, the binding is tight, and the covers are straight. There is some tanning beginning due to age.

## Description

From the back cover: “No knowledge of group theory is assumed, but the reader is expected to be familiar with quantum mechanics. And while much of the book concerns theory, readers will nevertheless find a large number of physical applications in the fields of crystallography, molecular theory and atomic and nuclear physics.

“The first seven chapters of the book are concerned with finite groups, focusing on the central role of the symmetric group. This section concludes with a chapter dealing with the problem of determining group characters, as it discusses Young tableaux, Yamanouchi symbols and the method of Hund.

“The remaining five chapters discuss continuous groups, particularly Lie groups, with the final chapter devoted to the ray representation of Lie groups. The author, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Minnesota, has included a generous selection of problems. They are inserted throughout the text at the place where they naturally arise, making the book ideal for self-study as well as for classroom assignment.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- Introduction
- Chapter 1. Elements of Group Theory
- Chapter 2. Symmetry Groups
- Chapter 3. Group Representations
- Chapter 4. Irreducible Representations of the Point Symmetry Groups
- Chapter 5. Miscellaneous Operations with Group Representations
- Chapter 6. Physical Applications
- Chapter 7. The Symmetric Group
- Chapter 8. Continuous Groups
- Chapter 9. Axial and Spherical Symmetry
- Chapter 10. Linear Groups in
*n*-Dimensional Space. Irreducible Tensors - Chapter 11. Applications in Atomic and Nuclear Problems
- Chapter 12. Ray Representations. Little Groups
- Bibliography and Notes
- Index

From the publisher: “This Dover edition, first published in 1989, is an unabridged, corrected republication of the second (corrected) printing (1964) of the work first published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., Reading, Massachusetts, 1962, in its ‘Addison-Wesley Series in Physics.'”

## Details

- SKU:
- 1846
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Physics
- Author:
- Hamermesh, Morton
- Publisher:
- Dover Publications
- Publish Date:
- 1989
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 1.23
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 5.4″x8.45″x1″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780486661810
- ISBN-10:
- 0486661814
- Grade Level:
- College, Graduate

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