The material in this course is intended to be more or less self contained. However, hereis a list of some books and other reference sources that may be helpful for some parts of the course:
J.G. Hocking and G.S. Young,
, (Addison-Wesley, 1961). This is a verymathematical book on topological spaces, point-set topology, and some more advancedtopics in algebraic topology. (Not for the faint-hearted!)
T. Eguchi, P.B. Gilkey and A.J. Hanson.
Gravitation, Gauge Theories and Diﬀeren-tial Geometry
, Physics Reports,
, 213 (1980). This is a very readable exposition of the basic ideas, aimed at physicists. Some portions of this course are based fairly ex-tensively on this article. It also has the merit that it is freely available for downloadingfrom the web, as a PDF ﬁle. Go to http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/hep/, type”ﬁnd a gilkey and a hanson”, and follow the link to Science Direct for this article.Note that Science Direct is a subscription service, and you must be connecting froma URL in the tamu.edu domain, in order to get free access.
Lie Algebras and Particle Physics
, Perseus Books Group; 2nd edition(September 1, 1999). This is quite a useful introduction to some of the basics of Liealgebras and Lie groups, written by a physicist for physicists. It is a bit idiosyncraticin its coverage, but what it does cover is explained reasonably well.
Lie Groups Lie Algebras and Some of Their Applications
, John Wiley &Sons, Inc (1974). A more complete treatment of the subject. Quite helpful, especiallyas a reference work.2