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By A P Balachandran

This e-book is addressed to graduate scholars and examine employees in theoretical physics who need a thorough creation to team thought and Hopf algebras. it's compatible for a one-semester direction in crew concept or a two-semester direction which additionally treats complex issues. ranging from simple definitions, it is going directly to deal with either finite and Lie teams in addition to Hopf algebras. as a result of range within the collection of issues, which doesn't position undue emphasis on finite or Lie teams, it may be necessary to physicists operating in lots of branches.

a distinct point of the booklet is its remedy of Hopf algebras in a sort obtainable to physicists. Hopf algebras are generalizations of teams and their recommendations are buying value within the remedy of conformal box theories, noncommutative spacetimes, topological quantum computation and different very important domain names of research. yet there's a shortage of remedies of Hopf algebras at a degree and in a fashion that physicists are ok with. This booklet addresses this desire beautifully.

There are illustrative examples from physics scattered in the course of the ebook and in its set of difficulties. It additionally has an outstanding bibliography. those positive aspects should still increase its worth to readers.

The authors are senior physicists with substantial examine and educating adventure in assorted points of primary physics. The e-book, being the end result in their mixed efforts, stands testomony to their wisdom and pedagogical skills.

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