Professor :David Kaplan

C433Office:

685-3546Telephone:

dbkaplan@phys.washington.eduemail:

Wed. 4:30-5:30, or by appointment, or by luck at other times.office hrs:

Grader:Sukjin Yoon

B427Office:

543-3904Telephone:

sjyoon@u.washington.eduemail:

by appointmentoffice hrs:

Text:Lie Groups in Particle Physics,2nd edition, by H. Georgi

Books on reserve (titles linked to UW library catalogue):

Finite groups and quantum theory, by D.B. ChesnutGroup theory in physics : an introduction,by J.F. Cornwell

- Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics, by Landau & Lifschitz

Syllabus:

The goal of this course is to cover 2+ weeks on finite groups (going somewhat beyond the first chapter of Georgi), and then a majority of the material in the first 20 chapters of Georgi, with some additional material thrown in, such as representations of the Lorentz group, and a little about the topology of groups. There will be reading assignments each week, along with the problems sets, but you won't be getting a more detailed syllabus!

Grading:

There will be roughly one problem set due every week. Some fraction of the problems will be graded, and the scores of the graded problems will constitute 70% of the grade for the course. Working together on problems sets is fine.There will be a take-home exam at the end of the quarter which will count for the remaining 30% of the course grade.