FY3105 - Application of Symmetry Groups in Physics


New from the academic year 2013/2014

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course is given every other year, next time autumn 2013. Examples of groups. Classes, cosets, factor groups. Irreducible and reducible representations. The character of a representation. Point groups and product groups. Invariant tensors. Symmetry of the Hamiltonian operator and corresponding perturbation terms. Evaluation of matrix elements. Crystal field splitting. Optical spectra. Magnetic space groups. Ginzburg-Landau theory. Symmetry in the energy bands of electrons. Continuous groups and Lie groups.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to learn how to apply symmetry in a systematic way within atomic, molecular, and solid state physics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and voluntary calculation exercises.

Course materials

T. Inui, Y. Tanabe og Y. Onodera: Group Theory and Its Applications in Physics, Springer Verlag 1990.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY8104 7.5 2013-09-01


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2013-12-09 09:00 E1
Summer KONT Written examination 100/100 C 2014-08-06 09:00 Storhall del 2
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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