(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?

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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

Loading...

Similar Threads for While talking books | Date |
---|---|

Why is c quark heavier than s while u is lighter than d? | Sep 28, 2015 |

Elementary doubts i i got confronted with while reading qft | Sep 6, 2014 |

Need help for a talk on CERN | Nov 22, 2008 |

Talk on the group structure of elementary particles | Aug 30, 2006 |

Wilczek's Talk | Apr 25, 2005 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**