By Wu-Ki Tung

An introductory textual content ebook for graduates and complicated undergraduates on workforce illustration thought. It emphasizes crew theory's position because the mathematical framework for describing symmetry homes of classical and quantum mechanical systems.

Familiarity with simple team innovations and methods is valuable within the schooling of a modern day physicist. This publication emphasizes common positive aspects and techniques which exhibit the ability of the group-theoretical technique in exposing the systematics of actual platforms with linked symmetry.

Particular awareness is given to pedagogy. In constructing the speculation, readability in offering the most rules and effects is given an identical precedence as comprehensiveness and strict rigor. to maintain the integrity of the maths, sufficient technical details is incorporated within the appendices to make the publication nearly self-contained.

A set of difficulties and recommendations has been released in a separate publication.