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By Predrag Cvitanović

If classical Lie teams safeguard bilinear vector norms, what Lie teams safeguard trilinear, quadrilinear, and better order invariants? Answering this query from a clean and unique standpoint, Predrag Cvitanovic takes the reader at the notable, four-thousand-diagram trip during the idea of Lie teams. This e-book is the 1st to systematically boost, clarify, and follow diagrammatic projection operators to build all semi-simple Lie algebras, either classical and exceptional.

The invariant tensors are provided in a a bit unconventional, yet in recent times generic, "birdtracks" notation encouraged by way of the Feynman diagrams of quantum box concept. significantly, invariant tensor diagrams change algebraic reasoning in undertaking all group-theoretic computations. The diagrammatic technique is very potent in comparing complex coefficients and staff weights, and revealing symmetries hidden through traditional algebraic or index notations. The publication covers so much themes wanted in purposes from this new standpoint: variations, younger projection operators, spinorial representations, Casimir operators, and Dynkin indices. past this well-traveled territory, extra unique vistas open up, similar to "negative dimensional" family among numerous teams and their representations. the main interesting results of classifying primitive invariants is the emergence of all unprecedented Lie teams in one kinfolk, and the attendant development of outstanding and classical Lie teams, the so-called Magic Triangle. Written in a full of life and personable kind, the e-book is aimed toward researchers and graduate scholars in theoretical physics and mathematics.

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