**Group Theory: Birdtracks, Lie's, and Exceptional Groups**

by Predrag Cvitanovic

**Publisher**: Princeton University Press 2008**ISBN/ASIN**: 0691118361**ISBN-13**: 9780691118369**Number of pages**: 285

**Description**:

If classical Lie groups preserve bilinear vector norms, what Lie groups preserve trilinear, quadrilinear, and higher order invariants? Answering this question from a fresh and original perspective, Predrag Cvitanovic takes the reader on the amazing, four-thousand-diagram journey through the theory of Lie groups. This book is the first to systematically develop, explain, and apply diagrammatic projection operators to construct all semi-simple Lie algebras, both classical and exceptional.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(6MB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Finite Group Schemes**

by

**Richard Pink**-

**ETH Zurich**

The aim of the lecture course is the classification of finite commutative group schemes over a perfect field of characteristic p, using the classical approach by contravariant Dieudonne theory. The theory is developed from scratch.

(

**5822**views)

**Geometry and Group Theory**

by

**Christopher Pope**-

**Texas A&M University**

Lecture notes on Geometry and Group Theory. In this course, we develop the basic notions of Manifolds and Geometry, with applications in physics, and also we develop the basic notions of the theory of Lie Groups, and their applications in physics.

(

**13427**views)

**Notes on Categories and Groupoids**

by

**P. J. Higgins**-

**Van Nostrand Reinhold**

A self-contained account of the elementary theory of groupoids and some of its uses in group theory and topology. Category theory appears as a secondary topic whenever it is relevant to the main issue, and its treatment is by no means systematic.

(

**10382**views)

**Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras**

by

**Alexander Kirillov, Jr.**-

**SUNY at Stony Brook**

The book covers the basic contemporary theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras. This classic graduate text focuses on the study of semisimple Lie algebras, developing the necessary theory along the way. Written in an informal style.

(

**9948**views)