Lie Algebras and Quantum Mechanics
4 hours/week, 7 ECTS
Montag/Monday 12:45-14:15, SR10
Mittwoch/Wednesday 12:45-14:15, SR10
Erstmals am/First lecture: Monday, October 2, 2017
This course discusses quantum mechanics from a mathematical point of
view. The emphasis is on techniques closely related to Lie algebras.
The precise content will depend on the audience and will be determined during the term. Possible topics include:
There will be significant overlap between the material for the course and the content of my online book
My theoretical physics FAQ is a useful source for background information.
Prerequisites: Solid knowledge of linear algebra and multivariate analysis, rudiments of functional analysis and partial differential equations. No background in physics or Lie groups is assumed.
Credits are given on the basis of an oral exam after the end of the course.
Quantum Theory, Groups and Representations: An Introduction by Peter Woit
An Elementary Introduction to Groups and Representations by Brian C. Hall
my home page (http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~neum/)
Arnold Neumaier (Arnold.Neumaier@univie.ac.at)