18.712 Introduction to Representation Theory

Fall 2008

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

Course Description

This is a new course, whose goal 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.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Pavel Etingof

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate