(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While i'm talking books, is there a "Fields, Sets and Algebras for Dummies"

Where dummies = physicists (me!). I've been baffled thus far by statements such as "SU(2) is a representation of such and such in R^2" and similar statements made in reference to the standard model and isospin. I fail to appreciate the significance probably since I have not ever studied real analysis and fields from a "math" perspective. However, is there a way I could read up on this without being forced to begin with a proof of constructing real numbers from the rational numbers, while still getting the essential properties of fields, etc., and the lingo to go along with it?

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# While i'm talking books, is there a Fields, Sets and Algebras for Dummies

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