Introduction to Representation Theory

Portait of Ferdinand Georg Frobenius.

Ferdinand Georg Frobenius (1849 - 1917), one of the founding fathers of representation theory.  Photo from Wikipedia.


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Fall 2010



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The goal of this course is to give an undergraduate-level introduction to representation theory (of groups, Lie algebras, and associative algebras). Representation theory is an area of mathematics which, roughly speaking, studies symmetry in linear spaces.

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Pavel Etingof. 18.712 Introduction to Representation Theory, Fall 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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