Symmetry in physics

Course Code :2001WETSIP
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Etienne Goovaerts

3. Course contents *

In this course, the consequences of symmetry in quantum physics are being examined. The most important concepts are being introduced: starting from abstract group theory, point groups, representation theory, matrix-element theorems, basic elements of the Lie-group SO(2), and space groups. Applications are considered in atomic, molecular, solid state and elementary particle physics.