A Physicist's Introduction to Algebraic Structures
Vector Spaces, Groups, Topological Spaces and More
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 Author: Palash B. Pal, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India
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An algebraic structure consists of a set of elements, with some rule of combining them, or some special property of selected subsets of the entire set. Many algebraic structures, such as vector space and group, come to everyday use of a modern physicist. Catering to the needs of graduate students and researchers in the field of mathematical physics and theoretical physics, this comprehensive and valuable text discusses the essential concepts of algebraic structures such as metric space, group, modular numbers, algebraic integers, field, vector space, Boolean algebra, measure space and Lebesgue integral. Important topics including finite and infinite dimensional vector spaces, finite groups and their representations, unitary groups and their representations and representations of the Lorentz group, homotopy and homology of topological spaces are covered extensively. Rich pedagogy includes various problems interspersed throughout the book for better understanding of concepts.
Read more Includes detailed proofs of important theorems
 Offers more than 400 problems to test the understanding of concepts, including answers to many of them
 Indepth coverage of topics includes vector space, group, and topological space
 Topology is introduced after group theory, helping students understand the topological properties of group parameter spaces
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 Publication planned for: August 2019
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9781108729116
 dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
 availability: Not yet published  available from August 2019
Table of Contents
Preface
Part I. General Introduction:
1. Rules of logic
2. Sets and functions
3. Algebraic structures
Part II. Vector Spaces:
4. Basics
5. Operators on vector spaces
6. Infinite dimensional vector spaces
Part III. Group Theory:
7. General properties of groups
8. Finite groups
9. Representation of finite groups
10. Symmetries of regular geometrical objects
11. Countably infinite groups
12. General properties of Lie groups
13. Rotations and translations
14. Unitary groups and their representations
15. Orthogonal groups and their representations
16. Parameter space of Lie groups
17. Representations of the Lorentz group
18. Roots and weights
19. Some other groups and algebras
Part IV. Topology:
20. Continuity of functions
21. Topological spaces
22. Homotopy theory
23. Homology
Appendices
References
Index.
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