18.712 Introduction to Representation Theory

As taught in: Fall 2010

Portait of Ferdinand Georg Frobenius.

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

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Pavel Etingof

Course Features

Course Description

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.