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Introduction to Lie Groups?

  1. Jan 12, 2005 #1
    Hi all,
    I wanted to study Lie groups and their connections with differential geometry. But i dont want to get involved with lots of 'deep physics'.
    I am familiar with a little bit of group theory.
    can somebody suggest the right introductory material like tutorial papers or books for such a study?
    thanks in advance.
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  3. Jan 13, 2005 #2

    matt grime

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    Carter Segal Macdonald, LMS Text, Lectures on Lie Groups and Lie Algebras.

    No introductory pure mathematics text will deal with phsysics.
  4. Jan 14, 2005 #3


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    algebra, by michael artin, has a couple chapters on the most elementary examples of lie groups, and representations, like the double cover of SO(3) by SU(2). This was written for sophomore abstract algebra beginners (at MIT).
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