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I want a good refrence for su(2) and it's aplecation

  1. Jan 12, 2010 #1
    I want a good reference (not difficult) for su(2) for
    Its representaion
    Its lie algebra
    It's applications in angular momentum
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2010 #2

    Physics Monkey

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    I don't know your level of preparation and interest, but a good choice may be "Lie Groups for Pedestrians" by Lipkin. It's a dover book, so you can get it cheap. And don't be fooled by the title, the book is quite pedagogical and scientifically sound. It begins with the theory of SU(2) and proceeds to more complex Lie groups.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2010 #3
    thanks for your advice
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    Of course, the reason its a Dover reprint is that is it rather old. I actually was assigned that book for a course in 1965.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2010 #5

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    Did you like it?
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 #6
    yes
    and thanks agin
     
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