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Which book is well suitable for the study of tensor analysis and group theory

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Please introduce me a good book for my self_study of tensor analysis and group theory.
I am a sophermore preparing to self-study them!
 

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What's the 'aim' of your self-study? Mathematics or physics? Or some other form of applied math?

If it's aimed at applying it to physics, then I can recommend Groups, Representations and Physics by Jones,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Groups-Representations-Physics-H-F-Jones/dp/0750305045

as a nice intro in to group theory. As for tensor analysis I suggest this thread here:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=350943
thank you for your reply so much!
En,uh. I just want to do theoritical physics in the future. I knew mathematics is very, very important to comprehend the theory of physics, and actually I did encounter some difficulties while self-studying the principles of mechanics. So, I thought I should learn more about mathematics such as algebra and differentiable manifolds.
I wish you, friends can recommend me some such books with their concrete book names!
 
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En, I have studied mathematical analysis and algebra.
I am studying some other mathematics such as mathamatical phyics and probability, ordinary diffrential equation!
If you are seasoned enough, give me some detailed suggestions!
 
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"Groups and their Graphs" by Israel Grossman and Wilhelm Magnus

I used this book in my junior year of high school. It's a really good introduction to the subject.
 

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