# Lie Group Mathematics: The Math of String Theory

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Rating | : | 4.15 (679 Votes) |

Asin | : | 151505554X |

Format Type | : | paperback |

Number of Pages | : | 250 Pages |

Publish Date | : | 2016-06-27 |

Language | : | English |

DESCRIPTION:

Lie groups represent the best-developed theory of continuous symmetry of mathematical objects and structures, which makes them indispensable tools for many parts of contemporary mathematics, as well as for modern theoretical physics. An extension of Galois theory to the case of continuous symmetry groups was one of Lie's principal motivations.. Lie groups provide a natural framework for analyzing the continuous symmetries of differential equations in much the same way as permutation groups are used in Galois theory for analyzing the discrete symmetries of algebraic equations. Mathematical Lie groups are smooth differentiable manifolds and as such can be studied using differential calculus, in contrast with the case of more general topological groups

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