Introduction Grouptheory

Course Code :1003WETIGR
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Credit for Mathematical methods for physics I & II.
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Lieven Le Bruyn

3. Course contents *

The composition of two symmetries (of an object or a physical theory) is again a symmetry. This gives a multiplication law on the symmetries which we call a group structure. In this course you will learn to work with such group structures, in particular finite groups such as the group of all rotation-symmetries of a spatial figure and permutation groups. You learn divisibility properties for elements and subgroups, you understand quotient groups with respect to a normal subgroup as well as the important classification result of finite rotation groups in three dimensions.