By Claudio Procesi
Lie teams has been an expanding zone of concentration and wealthy examine because the heart of the twentieth century. In Lie Groups: An technique via Invariants and Representations, the author's masterful technique offers the reader a finished therapy of the classical Lie groups besides an intensive advent to a variety of issues linked to Lie teams: symmetric services, idea of algebraic types, Lie algebras, tensor algebra and symmetry, semisimple Lie algebras, algebraic teams, workforce representations, invariants, Hilbert thought, and binary types with fields starting from natural algebra to useful analysis. By protecting enough history fabric, the publication is made obtainable to a reader with a quite modest mathematical heritage. historic info, examples, routines are all woven into the textual content. This unique exposition is compatible for a huge viewers, together with complicated undergraduates, graduates, mathematicians in numerous parts from natural algebra to sensible research and mathematical physics.
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