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# GUC24S211C | Group Theory and Its Applications

 After PhD from the University of Tokyo, I worked as an assistant at Tokyo Metropolitan University and an associate professor at Nagoya University. Since 2017, I have been a professor at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo. During this period, I also stayed at institutions such as the University of Mannheim, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Newton Institute, actively engaging in education and research. In 2001, I received the Special Prize of Takabe Award from the Mathematical Society of Japan. Prof. Yukari ITO

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Group Theory and Its Applications

## Syllabus

 1 Subject Group Theory and Its Applications 2 Field Mathematics, Art 3 Key words Group; Symmetry; Art 4 Global Unit 1 5 Lecturer Yukari ITO 6 Period July 1 - 5, 2024 7 Time 08:30-10:00, 10:30-12:00 (Japan Standard Time) 8 Lecture style In-person (on Hongo Campus) 9 Evaluation Criteria Excellent (S) 90–100％; Very good (A) 80–89％; Good (B) 70–79%; Pass (C) 60–69%; Fail (D) 0–59％ 10 Evaluation methods Attendance/Participation 30%, Presentation 30%, Final Report 40% 11 Prerequisites While this is a foundational mathematics course, a basic understanding of linear algebra is recommended. 12 Contents Purpose Students who successfully complete this course will be able to understand the definition of a group and its easy properties with some examples. Moreover, they will make their own artwork or application in the class. Description Main part of this course is a lecture and exercise in person. I hope we can do discussion, group activities and presentation. Schedule 1-2 Definition of a group and some examples. 3-4 Basic properties of groups. 5-6 Find symmetry with group theory! 7-8 Group representations 9-10 Make your own group! Assignments 90-minutes lecture and 90-minutes activities for 5 days. The activities contain mathematical exercise, presentation and artwork. 13 Required readings - 14 Reference readings You can find the mathematical knowledge in any text book on group theory. 15 Notes on Taking the Course -
UTokyo Global Unit Courses (GUC)
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The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8652 JAPAN

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