introduction to Lie Groups?

by adityatatu
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Jan12-05, 09:02 PM
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Hi all,
I wanted to study Lie groups and their connections with differential geometry. But i dont want to get involved with lots of 'deep physics'.
I am familiar with a little bit of group theory.
can somebody suggest the right introductory material like tutorial papers or books for such a study?
thanks in advance.
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Carter Segal Macdonald, LMS Text, Lectures on Lie Groups and Lie Algebras.

No introductory pure mathematics text will deal with phsysics.
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algebra, by michael artin, has a couple chapters on the most elementary examples of lie groups, and representations, like the double cover of SO(3) by SU(2). This was written for sophomore abstract algebra beginners (at MIT).

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