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Symmetry and models of Symmetry

  1. Aug 28, 2013 #1
    Hello,

    I am quiet new to this subject. I am reading over grand unified theory and found that there are quiet a number of Symmetries, like U(1) and SU(2)..............

    Can anybody help me in finding all the types of symmetries and how it evolved and what are they basically are?

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 28, 2013 #2
    Look for 'gauge theory' in any good qft book, or just google it.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2013 #3
    I'm a layman (sadly). I found a pretty neat site that may help you.

    I'm wondering what the community thinks about this presentation. Its one of the best (I think) that I've found for dumb guys. :)

    You can pan back and forth with "Forward" and "Back" buttons at the bottom of each lecture. GUT and symetry is explained:

    http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/ast123/lectures/lec23.html
     
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