Fall 2016

Introduction to Representation Theory

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-375


Yusra F. Naqvi (Section 01)


Representation theory concerns the study of groups by expressing their elements as linear transformations of vector spaces. This approach gives us a more concrete way to think about groups via matrices, and it allows us to use tools from linear algebra to study them. Topics covered in this course include group actions, representations and modules, subrepresentations and homomorphisms, irreducibility, characters and character tables, and induced and restricted representations. We will also explore some applications to physics and other areas of mathematics.

Requisite: MATH 350 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 24 students. Priority to pre-registered students, math majors, and juniors and seniors.  Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Naqvi. 

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to pre-registered students, math majors, and juniors and seniors.


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2016