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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Lie Groups (MATH11053)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Mathematics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaMathematics Other subject areaSpecialist Mathematics & Statistics (Honours)
Course website https://info.maths.ed.ac.uk/teaching.html Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionCourse for final year students in Honours programmes in Mathematics.

Matrix groups: the general and special linear groups and subgroups preserving bilinear forms. The Lie algebra of a matrix group: the exponential map. Transformation groups: the group acting on itself and on its Lie algebra: the adjoint representation. Quaternions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Algebra (MATH10021)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 17/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 69 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. An understanding of matrix groups and their Lie algebras, as an application of linear algebra.
2. An understanding of transformation groups and the notion of invariance.
3. To gain an appreciation of the interplay between different areas of mathematics in the setting of matrix groups.
Assessment Information
See 'Breakdown of Assessment Methods' and 'Additional Notes', above.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsLie
Contacts
Course organiserProf Josť Figueroa-O'Farrill
Tel: (0131 6)50 5066
Email: j.m.figueroa@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Alison Fairgrieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 5045
Email: Alison.Fairgrieve@ed.ac.uk
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