Linear algebra and group theory for physicists
 Author/Creator
 Srinivasa Rao, K., 1942
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 2nd ed.
 Imprint
 New Delhi : Hindustan Book Agency, c2006.
 Physical description
 xiii, 593 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
 Series
 Texts and readings in physical sciences ; 6.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface 1 Elements of Group Theory 2 Some Related Algebraic Structures 3 Linear Vector Space 4 Elements of Representation Theory 5 Representations of Finite Groups 6 Representations of Linear Associative Algebras 7 Representations of the Symmetric Group 8 The Rotation Group and its Representations 9 The Crystallographic Point Groups 10 The Lorentz Group and its Representations 11 Introduction to the Classification of Lie Groups  Dynkin Diagram Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Professor Srinivasa Rao's text on Linear Algebra and Group Theory is directed to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to acquire a solid theoretical foundation in these mathematical topics which find extensive use in physics. Based on courses delivered during Professor Srinivasa Rao's long career at the University of Mysore, this text is remarkable for its clear exposition of the subject. Advanced students will find a range of topics such as the Representation theory of Linear Associative Algebras, a complete analysis of Dirac and Kemmer algebras, Representations of the Symmetric group via Young Tableaux, a systematic derivation of the Crystallographic point groups, a comprehensive and unified discussion of the Rotation and Lorentz groups and their representations, and an introduction to Dynkin diagrams in the classification of Lie groups. In addition, the first few chapters on Elementary Group Theory and Vector Spaces also provide useful instructional material even at an introductory level. An authority on diverse aspects of mathematical physics, Professor K N Srinivasa Rao taught at the University of Mysore until 1982 and was subsequently at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has authored a number of texts, among them being "The Rotation and Lorentz Groups and their Representations for Physicists" (Wiley, 1988) and "Classical Mechanics" (Universities Press, 2003). The first edition of "Linear Algebra and Group Theory for Physicists" was copublished in 1996 by New Age International, and Wiley, New York.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2006
 Responsibility
 K.N. Srinivasa Rao.
 Series
 Texts and readings in physical sciences ; 6
 ISBN
 818593164X
 9788185931647