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ISBN: 0486661814
Author: Morton Hamermesh
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (December 1, 1989)
Pages: 509
Category: Mathematics
Subcategory: Science
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After so many years of consulting books on group theory, this is still the best reference for help of group theory as a tool for solving physical problems.

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And while much of the book concerns theory, readers will nevertheless find a large number of physical applications in the fields of crystallography, molecular theory, and atomic and nuclear physics

And while much of the book concerns theory, readers will nevertheless find a large number of physical applications in the fields of crystallography, molecular theory, and atomic and nuclear physics. The first seven chapters of the book are concerned with finite groups, focusing on the central role of the symmetric group. This section concludes with a chapter dealing with the problem of determining group characters, as it discusses Young tableaux, Yamanouchi symbols, and the method of Hund

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And while much of the book concerns theory, readers will nevertheless find a large number of physical applications in the fields of crystallography, molecular theory, and atomic and nuclear physics

And while much of the book concerns theory, readers will nevertheless find a large number of physical applications in the fields of crystallography, molecular theory, and atomic and nuclear physics. This section concludes with a chapter dealing with the problem of determining group characters, as it discusses Young tableaux, Yamanouchi symbols, and the method of Hund

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One of the best-written, most skillful expositions of group theory and its physical applications, directed primarily to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, especially quantum physics. Publisher: Dover Publications. Pages: 506. ISBN 10: 0486661814. ISBN 13: 9780486661810. Series: Dover Books on Physics and Chemistry.

"A remarkably intelligible survey . . . well organized, well written and very clear throughout." — Mathematical ReviewsThis excellent text, long considered one of the best-written, most skillful expositions of group theory and its physical applications, is directed primarily to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, especially quantum physics. No knowledge of group theory is assumed, but the reader is expected to be familiar with quantum mechanics. And while much of the book concerns theory, readers will nevertheless find a large number of physical applications in the fields of crystallography, molecular theory, and atomic and nuclear physics.The first seven chapters of the book are concerned with finite groups, focusing on the central role of the symmetric group. This section concludes with a chapter dealing with the problem of determining group characters, as it discusses Young tableaux, Yamanouchi symbols, and the method of Hund. The remaining five chapters discuss continuous groups, particularly Lie groups, with the final chapter devoted to the ray representation of Lie groups. The author, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Minnesota, has included a generous selection of problems. They are inserted throughout the text at the place where they naturally arise, making the book ideal for self-study as well as for classroom assignment.."A very welcome addition to [the] literature. . . . I would warmly recommend the book to all serious students of Group Theory as applied to Physics." — Contemporary Physics.

Comments:

Phalaken
After so many years of consulting books on group theory, this is still the best reference for help of group theory as a tool for solving physical problems.
Kata
Good introductory text. Worth every penny to learn about group theory or to have around for the times when you need to look up a theorem.
Whitesmasher
The book was good as well as the printing
Nidor
When I first encountered this book I was an undergrad, a junior. I flipped through the pages and could barely read the English portions, not to mention the proofs and examples. I must say that it's a tough book for a beginner; MH quickly runs through group theory in the beginning (pay attention: there are some important sentences in there that pop up later when you least expect them to) and then goes into rather a lengthy description of symmetry (point) groups, fit for a chemist or crystallographer more than a theoretical physicist.
After those two chapters come perhaps the most important chapters in the book: the ones on group representation theory. There is a long chapter on theory, and then a great short one on applications of GR that's extremely helpful in understanding what you've just read. After that MH gets into Kronecker products and Clebsch-Gordon coefficients as well as other operations with GR, and has another neat chapter afterwards on physical applications. He speak about the symmetric group in great length, and then about continuous groups, another extremely important chapter. The rest of the book uses the core of what you've just learned to help you understand linear groups in Hilbert space, and applications to sub-atomic physics.
Here's what you need to do to consume this book successfully:
1) Don't wait for MH to give you an example. Make them up as you go along! And make sure you fully understand each and every little statement he makes: there's no extravagant sentences here, all are vitally important and he will make use of every statement at least once to prove another point.
2) If you haven't had quantum mechanics yet, hold off on the last half of the book until you have! MH assumes this knowledge, but you can get away with your ignorance for the first part of the book, up until chapter six (and then you can skip around a little bit).
3) Know the fundamentals of group theory before you begin. It's true that MH doesn't assume this knowledge, but I assure it's vital for ease of reading. There are enough new concepts to absorb with out making your brain less permeable by not having group theory under your belt.
Overall, this book is good for physicists who want to become more adept in the language of theoretical physics (especially quantum mechanics and quantum field theory). I recommend it; but I also recommend you keep at least three other texts on hand that have their own way of explaining the things MH tries to explain. It is a good idea to do that in any independent learning venture, anyway.
Kulalbine
At the time I ran into this book I was doing research on martensitic transformations in metals. For that, as an engineer, I needed lots of information on point groups. The first chapter of the book contains the basics of group theory and teaches the totally ignorant all he has to know about the subject. The second chapter immediately deals with the point groups as one encounters them in crystallography. Very comprehensive and usefull information. Then the formal theory on groups is treated and general theorems are derived. For an average engineer without too much mathematical background this may be a bit too much, but the chapter is well written and provides usefull information that is used in chapter 4 to derive the irreducible representations and character tables for the point groups discussed in chapter 2. After that, I did not need the book anymore besides the short treatement of translation groups at the end of the book. I definately recommend te book for anyone who has to deal with point groups and wants to know more than just the basics.
Adrierdin
My first impression is disappointment. While discussing permutation groups the author states that there are odd and even permutations essentialy leaving the proof to the reader. I think the proof that decomposition of a permutation into transpositions always has an odd or even number of factors (i.e. is unique) is not very trivial and I never encountered a math textbook which left the proof of this important statement to reader. If I had to derive importnt results by myself, breaking into the open door sometimes, I can do it without this book, I think.
Diredefender
The best book now I am use. The second chapter almost drive me crazy. It is not sufficient to understand point group totally, But still helps me understand some though. I'm not going on with solid state physics, so I will just stop where it stops. The example of figure 2-23 is wrong and inappropriate, because the symmetry is higher than D4.
A great book for a beginner. I recomend i

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