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crew concept has lengthy been an incredible computational device for physicists, yet, with the arrival of the normal version, it has turn into a robust conceptual software to boot. This e-book introduces physicists to a few of the attention-grabbing mathematical points of staff concept, and mathematicians to its physics purposes. Designed for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars, this e-book provides a accomplished evaluate of the most features of either finite and non-stop staff conception, with an emphasis on functions to basic physics. Finite teams are greatly mentioned, highlighting their irreducible representations and invariants. Lie algebras, and to a lesser quantity Kac-Moody algebras, are taken care of intimately, together with Dynkin diagrams. distinct emphasis is given to their representations and embeddings. the crowd thought underlying the traditional version is mentioned, in addition to its value in version construction. functions of staff conception to the class of basic debris are handled in detail.

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