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Introductory group theory

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Hello,

I’m looking for introductory books/notes on group theory and algebra. We are using “Groups” by Jordan and Jordan in class, but I am looking for something a little more in-depth. I wouldn’t mind a book that was entirely focused on the pure maths side but if it had lots of applications to physics that would be even better. Also, this is my first class in the subject so something without too much assumed knowledge of the subject would be good.

Thanks for any ideas!
 

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Hello,

I’m looking for introductory books/notes on group theory and algebra. We are using “Groups” by Jordan and Jordan in class, but I am looking for something a little more in-depth. I wouldn’t mind a book that was entirely focused on the pure maths side but if it had lots of applications to physics that would be even better. Also, this is my first class in the subject so something without too much assumed knowledge of the subject would be good.

Thanks for any ideas!
Tinkham "Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics" is a brief book with lots of applications
Cotton: Chemical Applications of Group Theory" is a classic for chemists
Bunker and Jensen "Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy" is a very good book with "modern" applications to molecular physics
 
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Thank you, I will have a look at those. Also, do you know of any books about applications of group theory in relativity?
 

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