College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

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General Information

Credits: 3


The course is an introduction to Lie Theory. Topics include: Lie Groups and Their Lie Algebras, Homomorphisms, Lie Subgroups, Coverings, Simply Connected Lie Groups, Exponential Map, Continuous Homomorphisms, Closed Subgroups, The Adjoint Representation, Correspondence between Lie groups and Lie algebras, Root Systems, Dynkin Diagrams, Classification of simple Lie algebras, Introduction to Representations of Lie Groups. Offered by Mathematics. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 740
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 621B- or 621XS).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.