Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Angular momentum and group representation

  1. Dec 21, 2009 #1
    I heard that angular momentum operators and their eigenvectors are realted to SO(3) or SU(2)
    group. Does anyone know a good textbook which explain the connection between how group theory and quantum mechanics (especially angualr momentum). I'm intrested rather in books which emphasizes mathematical aspects and are quite precise in this matter.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 21, 2009 #2

    clem

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    I think the two old books by Rose and Edmonds are still the best for this.
    I don't remember their exact titles but they have "angular momentum" in them.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2009 #3

    Dr Transport

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2017
  5. Dec 22, 2009 #4

    dextercioby

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Check out the book by Fonda and Ghirardi: "Symmetry Principles in Quantum Physics".
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook