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Georgi's book Lie Algebras in Particle Physics 2ed equation 3.32 lists the spin operators in the spin $\frac{3}{2}$ representation as:

$$J_1=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} 0 & \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} & 0 & 0 \\ \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} & 0 & 2 & 0 \\ 0 & 2 & 0 & \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} \\ 0 & 0 & \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} & 0 \\ \end{array} \right)$$

$$J_2=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} 0 & -i\sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} & 0 & 0 \\ i\sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} & 0 & -i2 & 0 \\ 0 & i2 & 0 & -i\sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} \\ 0 & 0 & i\sqrt{\frac{3}{2}} & 0 \\ \end{array} \right)$$

$$J_3=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} \frac{3}{2} & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & \frac{1}{2} & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & -\frac{1}{2} & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 & -\frac{3}{2} \\ \end{array} \right)$$

but the commutators don't seem to work out $[J_1,J_2]\neq i J_3$. What gives?

I wrote the following Mathematica command j[n,s] to generate the n=1,2, or 3 spin s matrix. It generates the Pauli matrices and spin $1$ matrices correctly, but doesn't match the $3/2$ rep in Georgi's book.

j[3,s_/;IntegerQ[2s+1]&&s>0]:=SparseArray[Band[{1,1}]->Table[i,{i,s,-s,-1}],2s+1];
jplus[s_/;IntegerQ[2s+1]]:=SparseArray[Band[{1,2}]->Table[Sqrt[(s+1+m)(s-m)/2],{m,s-1,-s,-1}],2s+1];
jminus[s_/;IntegerQ[2s+1]]:=SparseArray[Band[{2,1}]->Table[Sqrt[(s+m)(s-m+1)/2],{m,s,1-s,-1}],2s+1];
j[1,s_/;IntegerQ[2s+1]]:=(jplus[s]+jminus[s])/Sqrt[2];
j[2,s_/;IntegerQ[2s+1]]:=(jplus[s]-jminus[s])/(I Sqrt[2]);
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There is a typo in the book's equation, and there doesn't appear to be an easily accessible online errata. If one follows the formulas the book gives for $J_\pm$: $$J_+=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\left(J_1+i J_2\right)$$ $$J_-=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\left(J_1-i J_2\right)$$ $$J_{-,m'm}\frac{\sqrt{\left(s-m\right) \left(m+s+1\right)} \delta _{m+1,m'}}{\sqrt{2}}$$ $$J_{+,m'm}\frac{\sqrt{\left(s+m\right) \left(s-m+1\right)} \delta _{m-1,m'}}{\sqrt{2}}$$

one finds:

$$J_1=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} 0 & \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} & 0 & 0 \\ \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} & 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} \\ 0 & 0 & \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} & 0 \\ \end{array} \right)$$ $$J_2=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} 0 & -\frac{1}{2} \left(i \sqrt{3}\right) & 0 & 0 \\ \frac{i \sqrt{3}}{2} & 0 & -i & 0 \\ 0 & i & 0 & -\frac{1}{2} \left(i \sqrt{3}\right) \\ 0 & 0 & \frac{i \sqrt{3}}{2} & 0 \\ \end{array} \right)$$ $$J_3=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} \frac{3}{2} & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & \frac{1}{2} & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & -\frac{1}{2} & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 & -\frac{3}{2} \\ \end{array} \right)$$

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