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I am currently studying Lie Algebra in Particle Physics' by Howard Georgi. I am finding the notes on Weights and Roots quite confusing. Can anyone suggest another book which explains this bit in a better fashion?

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I am currently studying Lie Algebra in Particle Physics' by Howard Georgi. I am finding the notes on Weights and Roots quite confusing. Can anyone suggest another book which explains this bit in a better fashion?

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I am currently studying Lie Algebra in Particle Physics' by Howard Georgi. I am finding the notes on Weights and Roots quite confusing. Can anyone suggest another book which explains this bit in a better fashion?

Humphreys,

Introduction to Lie algebras and representation theory

See also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weight_(representation_theory [Broken])

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If you are mathematically inclined, this is a good one:

Hsiang - Lectures on Lie groups

Hsiang - Lectures on Lie groups

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The one by Brian Hall is nice, but not at all physics oriented. I haven't had time to read the whole book though. The definitions of roots and weights is roughly where I stopped reading, so I can't really comment on the material after that (but the definitions were easy enough to understand).

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If you are mathematically inclined, this is a good one:

Hsiang - Lectures on Lie groups

Perhaps I should also mention that this one has absolutely nothing to do with physics, i.e. no applications to physics. Just math.

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