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Can you recommend me a good textbook on group theory? I am interested in particular in tensor representation of a group, e.g. why $ 3 \otimes 3 = 6 \oplus \bar 3$ for $ \rm SU(3) $. Is there any textbook that can explain clearly that?


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  • $\begingroup$ Lie Algebras in Particle Physics by Georgi definitely; also check out the lecture videos that are based on it at pirsa.org. $\endgroup$ – JamalS Oct 21 '16 at 8:19
  • $\begingroup$ I think a similar question is somewhere asked and answered on this site. $\endgroup$ – Shing Oct 21 '16 at 8:20
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Comprehensive book on group theory for physicists? $\endgroup$ – Shing Oct 21 '16 at 8:24

As JamalS said, I would also suggest Georgi's book as #1 for your question. Also the one by S. Sternberg, Group Theory and Physics. If you want something more formal, check Fulton and Harris.


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