Recommended Text Book
(not required, can be used for reference reading, homework and exam)
- A. Zee, Groups, Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists, Princeton University Press, 2016.
- P. Ramond, Group Theory: A Physicistâ€™s Survey, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010.
- H. F. Jones, Groups, Representations, and Physics, Institute of Physics Publishing, 2nd ed.,
- J. F. Cornwell, Group Theory in Physics: An Introduction, Academic Press, 1997.
1998.
- Wu-Ki Tung, Group Theory in Physics, World Scientific, 1985.
- H. Georgi, Lie Algebras in Particle Physics, Benjamin, 1982.
- E. P. Wigner, Group Theory, Academic Press, 1959.
- J. Talman, Special Functions, a Group-Theoretic Approach, Benjamin, 1968.
- M. Tinkham, Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics, 1964.
Problem Sets
Posted here every Thursday, due on the following Thursday by 5pm. Please put finished homework in a mail slot marked 'Ph129b Inbox' in Bridge Annex. Solutions will be posted on this website.
Graded problem sets can be picked up in a mail slot marked 'Ph129b Outbox' in Bridge Annex one week after the due date.
Exams
Final exam in the week of Mar. 16, 2019. The exam will be take-home and "limited" open-book (only textbooks and class notes allowed).
Grading
60% problem sets, 40% final exam.
Homework and exam are governed by the honor system.
Teaching Assistants
- Chi-Fang (Anthony) Chen, chifang[at]caltech.edu
- Nabha Shah, nnshah[at]caltech.edu
- Recitation and office hour: Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, 269 Lauritsen.