Hindustan Book Agency 2006; 608 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 818593164X ISBN13: 9788185931647 List Price: US$52 Member Price: US$41.60 Order Code: HIN/30
 Professor Srinivasa Rao's text on Linear Algebra and Group Theory is directed to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to acquire a solid theoretical foundation in these mathematical topics which find extensive use in physics. Based on courses delivered during Professor Srinivasa Rao's long career at the University of Mysore, this text is remarkable for its clear exposition of the subject. Advanced students will find a range of topics such as the Representation theory of Linear Associative Algebras, a complete analysis of Dirac and Kemmer algebras, Representations of the Symmetric group via Young Tableaux, a systematic derivation of the Crystallographic point groups, a comprehensive and unified discussion of the Rotation and Lorentz groups and their representations, and an introduction to Dynkin diagrams in the classification of Lie groups. In addition, the first few chapters on Elementary Group Theory and Vector Spaces also provide useful instructional material even at an introductory level. An authority on diverse aspects of mathematical physics, Professor Srinivasa Rao taught at the University of Mysore until 1982 and was subsequently at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has authored a number of texts, among them The Rotation and Lorentz Groups and Their Representations for Physicists (Wiley, 1988) and Classical Mechanics (Universities Press, 2003). The first edition of Linear Algebra and Group Theory for Physicists was copublished in 1996 by New Age International and Wiley, New York. A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels. Readership Undergraduate and graduate students interested in algebra and algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  Elements of group theory
 Some related algebraic structures
 Linear vector space
 Elements of representation theory
 Representations of finite groups
 Representations of linear associative algebras
 Representations of the symmetric group
 The rotation group and its representations
 The crystallographic point groups
 The Lorentz group and its representations
 Introduction to the classification of Lie groups  Dynkin diagram
 Index
