# SU(3) and SU(4) as spectrum-generating groups

1. Quantization methods and special quantum systems

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## Abstract

Using the analogy between the spectrum-generating SU(n) approach in particle physics and the dynamical group approach in atomic and molecular physics, we outline the basic ideas behind this alternative to broken-symmetry SU(n) approaches. We review various tests of dynamical SU(3) and SU(4) method, and discuss in particular two crucial tests of the fundamental assumptions.

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