MATHS51223A (HAM)
Continuous Groups
15 Points
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What this paper is about
How this paper will be taught
Required Readings
The book "Lie Groups, Lie ALgebras and Representations (2nd edition)" by Brian Hall published by Springer, is the primary text and required reading for this paper. While it focuses exclusively on matrix Lie groups, it provides an excellent introduction and it is recommended that students purchase a copy.
The book "Lie Groups, beyond an Introduction" by Anthony W. Knapp published by Birkhauser is more comprehensive and advanced. Students may wish to consult it on certain advanced topics.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessments
How you will be assessed
This paper is totally internally assessed so there is no final examination. There is however a final test which is a compulsory item of assessment and which is worth 50% of the final grade. This will be held in the last week of class at a time to be announced.
Other types of assessment include:
Problems. These are assigned during the lecture to be handed in next lecture. Typically they are small exercises closely related to the work being done in class. You may be asked for example to complete a proof or apply a result in a particular case.
Class participation and presentation. Students will be expected to participate actively in class and may be called on to help complete proofs at the whiteboard. Students may also be asked to present a solved problem or give a short prepared exposition and this may be assessed as if it were an assigned problem.
Assignments. These are large more substantial items of assessment involving a number of problems and are likely to require some time and effort to complete.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam.