Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with Quantum Physics or equivalent. Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and Solid State Physics are recommended.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
apply symmetry considerations and group theory to solve problem within molecular physics, solid state physics and particle physics
analyse both discrete and continuous symmetries of physical systems using group theoretical tools
analyse properties of physical systems, such as transition probabilities, by means of representations
use Young tableaux, Clebsch-Gordan decomposition and Wigner-Eckart theorem in calculations
apply representation theory and decompose into irreducible representations
calculate Casimir operators for Lie groups, construct their root and weight diagrams and calculate roots and weights
The course gives a general introduction to the description of symmetry properties of physical systems. Group theory and the theory of group representations. The Wigner-Eckart theorem. Young tableaux. Discrete groups: point groups, space groups and the permutation group with applications within molecular and solid state physics. Continuous groups and Lie algebra with applications within particle physics, such as the special unitary groups and the Lorentz and Poincaré the groups. General treatment of Lie groups.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.