Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus, Ado Jorio, "Group Theory: Application to the Physics of Condensed Matter"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 3540328971, 3642069452 | PDF | pages: 576 | 8,1 mb
This concise, class-tested book was refined over the authors' 30 years as instructors at MIT and the University Federal of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. The approach centers on the conviction that teaching group theory along with applications helps students to learn, understand and use it for their own needs. Thus, the theoretical background is confined to introductory chapters. Subsequent chapters develop new theory alongside applications so that students can retain new concepts, build on concepts already learned, and see interrelations between topics. Essential problem sets between chapters aid retention of new material and consolidate material learned in previous chapters.