I am confused with SU(2). How do you prove that the generators are pauli matrices (1/2 sigma)? I would appreciate any link or reference with details of all algebraic steps, taking one from the conditions of unitarity and det=1 to the well know exponential form.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In general, how do you find generators of arbitrary special unitary group?

Thanks.

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# Generators of SU(2)

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