Group Theory in Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121898069, 9780080917498

Group Theory in Physics, Volume 3

1st Edition

Supersymmetries and Infinite-Dimensional Algebras

Authors: John Cornwell
Paperback ISBN: 9780121898069
eBook ISBN: 9780080917498
Imprint: Academic Press
Page Count: 628

Institutional Access

Table of Contents

Contents of Volume I. Contents of Volume II. Lie Superalgebras, Lie Supergroups, and Their Applications: Introduction to Superalgebras and Supermatrices. General Properties of Lie Superalgebras. Superspace and Lie Supergroups. The Poincaraae Superalgebras and Supergroups. Poincaraae Supersymmetric Fields. Simple Lie Superalgebras. Infinite-Dimensional Lie Algebras and Superalgebras and their Applications: The Structure of Kac-Moody Algebras. Representations of Kac-Moody Algebras. The Virasoro Algebra and Superalgebras. Algebraic Aspects of the Theory of Strings and Superstrings. Appendices: Proofs of Certain Theorems on Su


Recent devopments, particularly in high-energy physics, have projected group theory and symmetry consideration into a central position in theoretical physics. These developments have taken physicists increasingly deeper into the fascinating world of pure mathematics. This work presents important mathematical developments of the last fifteen years in a form that is easy to comprehend and appreciate.


Theoretical and high-energy physicists, physicists interested in critical phenomena at the postgraduate and postdoctoral levels, and mathematicians.


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 1992
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
Paperback ISBN:

About the Authors

John Cornwell Author

J.F. Cornwell is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Saint Andrews. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Cornwell's research interestsin mathematical physics have extended from solid-state theory to fundamental particle physics, with group theory and its related mathematical developments providing a unifying theme.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Saint Andrews