**Necessary Background :** Mathematical Physics, Quantum mechanics, probably quantum field theory/Particle Physics for the later parts. But, more than anything else, interest in symmetry groups and topology as they enter into physics.

**Link :** from http://physics.harvard.edu/~dtlarson/tutorial05/

## Groups, Symmetry, and Topology

** Comment : **This is a collection lecture notes written in a kind of no-nonsense approach. Contains a short intro to Lie Algebra, its representations and stuff. Do look at the list of books provided at the site linked above !

** Posted By : ** Loganayagam.R.(Tom)

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Cool!!! I dont have much time now to check any of them out properly but I've always been looking for good online lecture notes on a variety of topics.

Venkateshan

This is an article which tells the story of group theory and quantum mechanics – L. Bonolis, From the Rise of the Group Concept to the Stormy Onset of Group Theory in the New Quantum Mechanics. A Saga of the Invariant Characterization of Physical Objects, Events and Theories .

This is a nice link.By the way,many of the mentioned books are not there in iitk library.

i was searching for 2 months in last semester.

Sujan,

That’s a bit surprising. I’m sure Artin and Munkres are there in the lib – in fact, given your interests I will be surprised if you don’t have a personal copy of these two books…

Griffiths, Shankar and Sakurai are standard books too. They should be definitely there in the lib. Coleman is also a beautiful book and I can assure you that it is there in the lib.

That leaves us with Nakahara, Georgi and Fulton & Harris – I’m not sure about these three books. But, I will be a bit surprised if Nakahara is not there…

Ofcourse i have Artin and Munkres.But these books are not that expensive.

But Nakahara is not there in the lib.I wanted this book because it uses Algebraic topology in String theory and i wanted to see how they apply.

the link does not work!