Spring 2012

Introduction to Representation Theory

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-370


Rebecca S. Torrey (Section 01)


In mathematics, a group is a mathematical structure that is commonly found in nature, particularly in the context of symmetries of a physical system. In Representation Theory we study groups via something very concrete: matrices. This rich subject has applications to chemistry, physics, and almost every branch of mathematics. In this course we will learn enough of the fundamentals to explore some applications to molecular vibrations.

Requesite: Math 350 or consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Visiting Professor Torrey.


Quantitative Reasoning


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012