Now available in a convenient paperback edition! Volume 1 treats in detail the fundamental concepts of the theory of groups and their role in physics, plus their application to molecular and solid state physics. In Volume 2 the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras is presented and applied to atomic and high-energy physics, concluding with an account of the recently developed gauge theories of fundamental interactions. The extensive appendices contain background material and comprehensive tabulations of ther properties of crystallographic point groups and semi-simple Lie groups and Lie algebras.
This title includes techniques of physics that find wide application in biology, medicine, engineering and technology generally. This series is devoted to techniques which have found and are finding application. The aim is to clarify the principles of each technique, to emphasize and illustrate the applications and to draw attention to new fields of possible employment.