From the Back Cover
* Compiles and presents material currently scattered throughout numerous textbooks and specialist journal articles
* Dictionary format provides an easy to use reference on the essential topics concerning Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
* Covers the structure of Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras and their finite dimensional representation theory
* Includes numerous tables of the properties of individual Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
TheDictionaryis aimed at theoretical physicists who use continuous symmetries, particularly elementary particle physicists, from the phenomenologist to the mathematical physicist. The beginner will be able to discover the main concepts of algebras and superalgebras. Experienced theorists will find the necessary tools and information for specific applications. It is also appropriate supplementary reading for postgraduate courses: including Symmetries in Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Field Theory, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Optics.
About the Author
Antonino Sciarrino is a Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Napoli "Federico II," Italy. He has carried research activities in algebraic approaches to quantum physics, particularly in high-energy scattering and grand unification models. His present scientific interests are in field theory and biophysics.
Paul Sorba is the Director of Research at the CNRS, France, and head of the LAPTH. His research interests are in elementary particle physics and mathematical physics. He has delivered numerous courses and lectures on symmetries and their applications for graduate students in France and other European countries.