Mathematical Physics of Symmetries Under Rotations and Reflections
This text focuses on the physics of symmetries, developing symmetries and transformations through concrete physical examples and contexts rather than presenting the information axiomatically, mathematically and abstractly. Research on the use of non-variance and non-compact groups in the consideration of relativistic and many-particle problems of atoms and nuclei is also covered.
- Hardback | 350 pages
- 156 x 235 x 22mm | 636g
- 17 Jun 1996
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Infinitesimal rotations and angular momentum; frame reversal and complex conjugation; standard r-transformation matrices and their applications; reduction of direct products (addition of angular momenta); tensorial set of quantum operators; recoupling transformations; partially filled shells of atoms or nuclei; discrete transformations of coordinates; rotation groups in higher dimensions - multi-particle problems; Lorentz transformations, the lorentz and Poincare groups; symmetries of the scattering continuum. (Part contents).