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Group theory literature

  1. Jun 11, 2009 #1
    Hi all! I want to learn the Weinberg-Salam theory of weak and el.mag. interactions and for that a good knowledge of group theory is required. Can someone advise a good book from internet about Group Theory? Any help will be appreciated.

    P.S. this is my first post on this site, I hope I put the question in the right place
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  3. Jun 11, 2009 #2

    George Jones

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    Welcome to Physics Forums!

    What is your background in math and physics?
  4. Jun 11, 2009 #3
    From september I'm starting MA course in theoretical physics. So I have 4 years university education in physics.
  5. Jun 11, 2009 #4

    George Jones

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    I'm sorry, I don't know any downloadable books.

    For group theory for physicists, "Groups, Representations, and Physics" by H. F. Jones is okay.

    For self-study of introductory quantum field theory, up to and including the Weinberg-Salam model, the two volume set (make sure it's the third edition)

    Gauge Theories in Particle Physics Volume I: From Relativistic Quantum Mechanics to QED

    Gauge Theories in Particle Physics Volume II: QCD and the Electroweak Theory

    by I. J. R Aitchison and A. J. R. Hey is superb and presents the required group theory when needed.
  6. Jun 11, 2009 #5
    thanks man, just checked those books, seems like they are really great!
  7. Jun 12, 2009 #6


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    I know many 'books', but I have the links at my home computer, I am at my office now..

    I will post them here when I come home :-)

    They are mainly called "Lie Groups for the Standard Model" etc, I have plenty of those.

    Also send me a personal message here with your email and I will send you all possible pdf's I have at home.

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