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Group Theory and Its Applications in Physics

  • Teturo Inui
  • Yukito Tanabe
  • Yositaka Onodera

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 1-6
  3. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 7-29
  4. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 30-43
  5. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 44-81
  6. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 82-101
  7. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 102-114
  8. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 115-168
  9. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 169-182
  10. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 183-219
  11. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 220-233
  12. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 234-258
  13. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 259-290
  14. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 291-315
  15. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 316-332
  16. Teturo Inui, Yukito Tanabe, Yositaka Onodera
    Pages 333-359
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 360-397

About this book

Introduction

This book has been written to introduce readers to group theory and its ap­ plications in atomic physics, molecular physics, and solid-state physics. The first Japanese edition was published in 1976. The present English edi­ tion has been translated by the authors from the revised and enlarged edition of 1980. In translation, slight modifications have been made in. Chaps. 8 and 14 to update and condense the contents, together with some minor additions and improvements throughout the volume. The authors cordially thank Professor J. L. Birman and Professor M. Car­ dona, who encouraged them to prepare the English translation. Tokyo, January 1990 T. Inui . Y. Tanabe Y. Onodera Preface to the Japanese Edition As the title shows, this book has been prepared as a textbook to introduce readers to the applications of group theory in several fields of physics. Group theory is, in a nutshell, the mathematics of symmetry. It has three main areas of application in modern physics. The first originates from early studies of crystal morphology and constitutes a framework for classical crystal physics. The analysis of the symmetry of tensors representing macroscopic physical properties (such as elastic constants) belongs to this category. The sec­ ond area was enunciated by E. Wigner (1926) as a powerful means of handling quantum-mechanical problems and was first applied in this sense to the analysis of atomic spectra. Soon, H.

Keywords

Group theory Mathematical Physics phase transition quantum physics solid-state physics spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • Teturo Inui
    • 1
  • Yukito Tanabe
    • 1
  • Yositaka Onodera
    • 2
  1. 1.Japan Women’s UniversityBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112Japan
  2. 2.Department of Physics, School of Science and TechnologyMeiji UniversityTama-ku, Kawasaki 214Japan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80021-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60445-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80021-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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