Group Theory - SS2016



J.Prof.Dr. Harald Ita

Dr. Matthieu Jaquier


  • 5 ECTS points, 3+1 hours
  • Lecture (blocked): Mo 14:15-16:00 Seminarraum I, and Tue 13:00-13:45 Seminarraum III
  • Tutorial: 3 hours, tutorial time Fr 9:15-11:30 Seminarraum II, start: 22.4.2016 
  • Lecture exam (Pruefungsleistung): Fr 8.7.2016, 9-12, Seminarraum II


Problem Sets for Tutorial:

Exercises 1

Exercises 2

Exercises 3 (due 6.5)

Exercises 4 (due 23.5)

Exercises 5 (due 27.5)

Exercises 6 (due 3.6)

Exercises 7 (due 10.6)

Exercises 8 (due 17.6)

Exercises 9 (due 24.6)

Exercises 10 (due 1.7)


The main topics we will discuss are:

  • Discrete groups
  • Representation theory
  • Rotation Group in three dimensions
  • Lorentz group
  • Classical Lie groups

For Bachelor-Students

The lecture is suitable as supplementary or elective course; Wahlpflicht- bzw. Wahlbereich.

For Masters-Students

The lecture is suitable as Elective Subject.

Required Prior Knowledge

Basics in Quantum Mechanics.

 Requirements for Academic Record

  • Active and regular participation in the tutorials (possibly including the presentation of homework problems and/or written exam)
  • In case an exam ( "Prüfungsleistung") is required, a written exam will be offered. Prerequisite is the successful participation in the tutorials. The final exam yields 5 ECT points.
  • For the successful participation of the tutorial ("Studienleistung") more than 50% of the points (explained by tutor) in the tutorials are required.

Further details will be given in the lecture/tutorials.



  • Wu-Ki Tung, Group Theory in Physics


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