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Books in Representation Theory

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Hi,

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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A. Neumaier
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Hi,

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
 
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Thanks for the replies. I will try out the books you have mentioned. However, ii was looking for a book that is more physics orientated. I will try both nonetheless.
 
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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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