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Suppose we have a state with $2\ell +1$ fermions all entirely in the subspace of hydrogen eigenfunctions with $n, \ell$ fixed. That is we have a state occupied by $2\ell +1$ fermions involving $\mid \... 3answers 87 views ### What is an$\mathrm{SU}(2)$Triplet? Under$\mathrm{SU}(2)$group, a doublet transforms like: $$\phi \rightarrow \exp\left(i\frac{\sigma_i}{2}\theta_i\right)\phi.$$ The doublet looks like $$\binom{a}{b} ,$$ which is easy to understand ... 1answer 236 views ### Difference between Cartesian product and tensor product on gauge groups After a comment of John Baez to a question I asked on MathOverflow, I would like to ask what the difference between, for example,$SU(3)\times SU(2) \times U(1) $and$SU(3) \otimes SU(2) \otimes U(1)$... 1answer 66 views ###$(1/2, 0)$representation of the Lorentz Group$SO(1,3)$Let us consider the$(j, j') = \left(\frac{1}{2}, 0\right)$representation of$SO(1, 3)\cong SU(2) \otimes SU(2)$.$j = \frac{1}{2}$corresponds to$SU(2)$generated by $$\tag{1} N_i^+ = \frac{1}{... 1answer 44 views ### SU(3) global gauge group Referring to the quantum observables of quarks, is it true that the color SU(3) unitary representation commutes with all observables? I am not referring here to the local SU(3) gauge theory, I ... 2answers 56 views ### Module of SU(2) [on hold] I've read that "SU(2) is the group of transformations in 2-dimensional complex space." What specifically are the two complex dimensions? Is one dimension the real axis and the other the ... 2answers 150 views ### Deriving Pauli Matrices How does one derive using, say, the operator formula for reflections$$ R(r) = (I - 2nn^*)(r),$$the reflection representation of a vector$$ R(r) = R(x\hat{i} + y\hat{j} + z\hat{k}) = xR(\hat{i}) +... 2answers 226 views ### Does the$\bf{1+3}$representation of$SU(2)$also represent$SU(2)\times SU(2)$? I'm a bit confused about this following issue concerning representations of$SU(2)$. Denote by 1 the 1-dimensional representation of the group$SU(2)$(=the spin 0). Similarly, denote by 2 and 3 the ... 1answer 131 views ### Different ways of derivation of Gell-Mann-Okubo mass formula Recently my teacher told me that there are many ways of deriving the Gell-Mann-Okubo mass formula by using group representation theory (by using dynamical group etc). Where can I read about these ways?... 0answers 31 views ### Quantum groups and$q$-deformed$SU(2)$I am looking for a self-contained introduction to quantum groups and$SU(2)_q$in particular, which a person with background in relativity and particle physics would understand. It has to contain the ... 1answer 145 views ### Representations of SO(3) and the classification of relativistic massive particles as in Weinberg's “The Quantum Theory of Fields” I'm reading about the classification of relativistic massive particles in Weinberg's "The Quantum Theory of Fields", and I found something that doesn't convince me. In Chapter 2, paragraph 5, having ... 3answers 113 views ### Why under Lorentz transformations the Higgs boson is a scalar field and under$SU(2)$it is a doublet? I am a bit confused about this difference. My understanding is that when we build a$G$-bundle, where$G$is a gauge group, we have a representation$\rho:G\to GL(V)$that acts on the fibers of the$G$... 1answer 156 views ### Why complexify in order to construct Dirac representation? Suppose we have a theory is covariant under the Spin group Spin(2n-1; 1). We consider the real vector space$V = R^{2n-1,1}$, which naturally comes with a Lorentzian inner product. On this vector ... 1answer 43 views ### Representation in$SU(2)_{L}\times U(1)_{Y}$I'm reading the book "Massive neutrinos in physics and astrophysics" by R. N. Mohapatra and P. B. Pal, and have a question about its notation. The Equation 2.10, it says: $$q_{L}=\binom{u_{L}}{d_{L}}... 1answer 73 views ### What is the meaning of a (1/2, 1/2) representation? A spin-1 representation is equivalently a (1/2, 1/2) representation of the Lorentz group. Does this mean we are summing together two irreducible representations labelled by the 'quantum number' a 1/2 ... 1answer 181 views ### How symmetry is related to the degeneracy? I have several questions about symmetry in quantum mechanics. It is often said that the degeneracy is the dimension of irreducible representation. I can understand that if the Hamiltonian has a ... 1answer 115 views ### What is the matrix representation of the momentum operator (generator of translations) that is used in the commutators of the Poincaré Group? So the commutators of the Poincareé group are given by \begin{eqnarray} [J_{i},P_{j}]=i\epsilon_{ijk}P_{k}, \quad [J_{i},J_{j}]=i\epsilon_{ijk}J_{k}, \quad [J_{i},K_{j}]=i\epsilon_{ijk}K_{k}, \quad [... 1answer 778 views ### QCD color factors from quark gluon vertices The color factors in QCD tell us the relative strength of the coupling of a quark emitting a gluon, a gluon emitting a quark-antiquark pair or a gluon emitting two gluons. To calculate let them we ... 1answer 71 views ### Generators of SU(2)\times U(1) I'm currently reading about spontanous symmetry breaking. In particular about a Lagrangian that is invariant under SU(2)\times U(1), in other words pretty standard QFT stuff. I know that the ... 4answers 158 views ### How can I tell that a Lagrangian has an SU(2)\times SU(2) symmetry? this is a very basic question and it probably has a very simple answer. I was reading through some handouts when I came over something that I did not understand. One considered the simple Lagrangian ... 0answers 37 views ### A question about character table of the group Td. Group theory I am trying to get the character table of the group Td using the basis functions already defined. I have a problem with the basis function (2z^2-x^2-y^2, x^2-y^2) because I don´t get the character -1 ... 2answers 528 views ### Why do single particle states furnish a rep. of the inhomogeneous Lorentz group? Following up on this question: Weinberg says In general, it may be possible by using suitable linear combinations of the \psi_{p,\sigma} to choose the \sigma labels in such a way that C_{\... 0answers 37 views ### What is the irreducible decomposition of the tensor product of left and right weyl spinor representations, i.e. (1/2,0)⊗(0,1/2)? What is the irreducible decomposition of the tensor product of left and right weyl spinor representations of the group SL(2,\mathbb{C}), i.e. (1/2,0)⊗(0,1/2)? I mean, the tensor product of two ... 1answer 47 views ### SU(3) structures and branching rules I am reading this paper http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0211102 and I would like to understand better about the branching rule SO(6) \equiv SU(4) \rightarrow SU(3) used for eq. C.11 in the Appendix. I ... 2answers 85 views ### Is there a relation between spin and the spin group? In Quantum Mechanics spin appears as one type of angular momentum. Indeed, in Quantum Mechanics one angular momentum on the state space \mathcal{E} is a triplet of observables \mathbf{J}=(J_1,J_2,... 1answer 64 views ### Tensor product representation of SO(3) in the Hilbert space of particle with spin S For a particle with a spin S, the rotation operator is given by$$ e^{iJ_i\theta/\hbar} $$where J_i is the component of the total angular momentum along the direction of the rotation axis. The ... 0answers 45 views ### How to go from a Higgs which transforms in the adjoint representation to a 2x2 matrix? [closed] I have a triplet transforming in the adjoint map of the lie albegra of su(2) but I don´t know how to include it in to a Lagrangian where I have two lepton doublets. It should be a 2x2 matrix but I don´... 1answer 282 views ### Symmetries of AdS_3, SO(2,2) and SL(2,\mathbb{R})\times SL(2,\mathbb{R}) Basically, I want to know how one can see the SL(2,\mathbb{R})\times SL(2,\mathbb{R}) symmetry of AdS_3 explicitly. AdS_3 can be defined as hyperboloid in \mathbb{R}^{2,2} as$$ X_{-1}^2+X_0^... 1answer 318 views ### Branching rules for$SU(3)$How does one compute the branching rules for$SU(3)\to SU(2)\times U(1)$.? In particular, I do not know how to put the abelian charges. Take for example the adjoint$\mathbf{8}$of$SU(3)$. I can ... 1answer 76 views ### What is the$10$in the$\mathbf{4}\otimes\mathbf{4}$tensor product of$SO(6)$? This is the question 22.D in Howard Georgi's Lie Algebras book, I thought about for a minute, but couldn't come up with a plausible answer. It's a fact that the SO(6) and SU(4) algebras are ... 1answer 91 views ###${\cal N}=4$SYM in terms of${\cal N}=1$: The$SO(6)$in the Yukawa term I'm trying to write${\cal N}=4$SYM in terms of${\cal N}=1superfields. I have the Lagrangian $$\mathcal{L}=\frac{1}{16 k} \int d^2 \sigma \text{Tr} \big[W^a W_a\big]+c.c+\int d^4\theta \text{Tr}\... 1answer 177 views ### How do simple two-component Fierz identities follow from a property of the Pauli matrices? On page 51 Peskin and Schroeder are beginning to derive basic Fierz interchange relations using two-component right-handed spinors. They start by stating the trivial (but tedious) Pauli sigma identity ... 3answers 931 views ### Tensor product of two different Pauli matrices \sigma_2\otimes\eta_1 I'm solving problem 3.D in H. Georgi Lie Algebra etc for fun where one is to compute the matrix elements of the direct product \sigma_2\otimes\eta_1 where [\sigma_2]_{ij}\text{ and }[\eta_1]_{xy} ... 2answers 2k views ### Irreducible Representations Of Lorentz Group In Weinberg's The Theory of Quantum Fields Volume 1, he considers classification one-particle states under inhomogeneous Lorentz group. My question only considers pages 62-64. He define states as P^{... 1answer 138 views ### SU(3) Tensor Methods in a Tetraquark I am trying to understand the Georgi chapter of tensor methods in SU(3) representations, and I don't know how to resolve the tensor product of 2 matrices in a 2 heavy quark + 2 light antiquark ... 1answer 123 views ### Representation of U(1) on fock space I am currently reading up on the use of group theory in physics using Peter Woit's book draft (available on his homepage). I do understand the mathematical concepts but have a bit of a problem making ... 2answers 185 views ### Why do decompositons like 16 \otimes 16 = 10 \oplus 120 \oplus 126 tell us which Higgs representations we can use? EDIT: I found an answer, which I do not understand: In Gürsey - Symmetry breaking patterns in E6 he writes: " Because of Fermi-Dirac statistics of fermions they must occur in the symmetric part of ... 0answers 119 views ### Subgroups of the Clifford Group We recall the definition of a Clifford group (over n qubits) is the set of unitary transformations:$$\{U: UPU^\dagger\in\mathcal{P}\}where \mathcal{P} denotes the corresponding Pauli group (... 2answers 55 views ### Transformation of | JM\rangle under the group of rotations I am following the Quantum Mechanics I, Galindo A., Pascual P. and in page 207 explaining the matrix representations of the Rotation Operators in the angular momentum it appears the next (obvious) ... 1answer 73 views ### How to build tetra-quark mesons symmetry group? I was thinking about the issue while reviewing my group theory notes. One can construct mesons with a nonet as an octet and a singlet, SU(3)\otimes SU(3) = 8\oplus \bar{1}. In a same way but for qq... 1answer 120 views ### How to write the Clebsch-Gordan decomposition in tensor notation Let be G a Lie Group and \textbf{N} its complex representation. It is known that any state |\ ab\ \rangle\in \textbf{N}\otimes\textbf{N} = \oplus_I\textbf{r}_I may be decomposed through the ... 1answer 5k views ### How is multiplicity given by 2S+1? Suppose there are two electrons in an atom with s_1 = \frac{1}{2}, l_1 = 1 and s_2 = \frac{1}{2}, l_2 = 1. Hence the total S (of the atom) may be +1 or 0. And total L is either +2, +1 ... 1answer 79 views ### How to manipulate higher spin systems (higher than spin 1/2) using a given operator? I’ve been reading ¨Halzen, F., and A. D. Martin. Quarks and Leptons. New York: Wiley Text Books, January 1984. ISBN: 9780471887416¨, and I’d like some clarification of a concept, please: I’m ... 0answers 45 views ### Addition of N spin halves If I have two spin-halves, then \begin{align} \frac{1}{2} \otimes \frac{1}{2} = 0 \oplus 1. \end{align} If I have three spin-halves, then \begin{align} \frac{1}{2} \otimes \frac{1}{2} \otimes \frac{... 1answer 46 views ### Representation of Symmetry group Suppose the SE \boldsymbol{H}\psi=E\psi describes a closed system and G is a symmetry group of the system. Then any transformation in G leaves the form of the SE invariant. It seems plausible to ... 0answers 103 views ### What is the meaning of SU(2) triplet scalar field? [closed] The following is an about a Left-Right Symmetric model. SU(2)\otimes SU(2) (2\otimes 2=3\oplus 1) will generate a triplet, which in Left-Right Symmetric model is\vec{\Delta}=\begin{pmatrix}\... 1answer 774 views ### Why do we identify symmetric 2nd rank tensors with spin-2 particles in string theory? I am going through Tong's lecture notes on String Theory and came across the following irrep decomposition (Chap 2, p.43) of the bosonic string first excited states: $$\text{traceless symmetric} \... 1answer 106 views ### Finding Electronic Energy Levels by Representation Theory Let$$u=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} c_1&c_2&c_3&c_4 \end{array} \right)^T$$for$$\psi = c_1\psi_1 + c_2\psi_2 + c_3\psi_3+ c_4\psi_4$We assume that$\left<\psi_i|\psi_j\right> = \...
I had a problem when considering symmetry breaking in an SO(4) gauge theory: $\mathcal{L} = \left| D_\mu\phi \right|^2$ where $D_\mu$ is the SO(4) covariant derivative. Then assuming there is some ...
Below are two statements from my notes and I am trying to verify them explicitly. In both cases the fields are assumed to transform under the fundamental representation of $O(N)$ - --'The kinetic ...