By Hajime Ishimori, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ohki, Hiroshi Okada, Yusuke Shimizu, Morimitsu Tanimoto

These lecture notes offer an academic overview of non-Abelian discrete teams and exhibit a few purposes to matters in physics the place discrete symmetries represent a tremendous precept for version development in particle physics. whereas Abelian discrete symmetries are frequently imposed so that it will keep watch over couplings for particle physics - particularly version development past the traditional version - non-Abelian discrete symmetries were utilized to appreciate the three-generation style constitution particularly.

certainly, non-Abelian discrete symmetries are thought of to be the main appealing selection for the flavour region: version developers have attempted to derive experimental values of quark and lepton lots, and combining angles by means of assuming non-Abelian discrete style symmetries of quarks and leptons, but, lepton blending has already been intensively mentioned during this context, besides. the prospective origins of the non-Abelian discrete symmetry for flavors is one other subject of curiosity, as they could come up from an underlying conception - e.g. the string thought or compactification through orbifolding – thereby supplying a potential bridge among the underlying conception and the corresponding low-energy zone of particle physics.

this article explicitly introduces and reports the group-theoretical elements of many concrete teams and indicates how one can derive conjugacy sessions, characters, representations, and tensor items for those teams (with a finite quantity) while algebraic relatives are given, thereby permitting readers to use this to different teams of curiosity.

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Both subgroups Z2 and Z3 are Abelian. Thus, decompositions of multiplets under Z2 and Z3 are rather simple. We shall examine these decompositions in what follows. 1. 1 S3 → Z3 The elements {e, ab, ba} of S3 constitute the Z3 subgroup, which is a normal subgroup. There is no other choice to obtain a Z3 subgroup. There are three singlet representations 1k with k = 0, 1, 2 for Z3 , that is, ab = ωk on 1k . Recall that χ1 (ab) = χ1 (ab) = 1 for both 1 and 1 of S3 . Thus, both 1 and 1 of S3 correspond to 10 of Z3 .

Thus, decompositions of multiplets under Z2 and Z3 are rather simple. We shall examine these decompositions in what follows. 1. 1 S3 → Z3 The elements {e, ab, ba} of S3 constitute the Z3 subgroup, which is a normal subgroup. There is no other choice to obtain a Z3 subgroup. There are three singlet representations 1k with k = 0, 1, 2 for Z3 , that is, ab = ωk on 1k . Recall that χ1 (ab) = χ1 (ab) = 1 for both 1 and 1 of S3 . Thus, both 1 and 1 of S3 correspond to 10 of Z3 . On the other hand, the doublet 2 of S3 decomposes into two singlets of Z3 .

However, D3 corresponds to the group of all possible permutations of three objects, that is, it is just S3 . We thus examine D4 and D5 as simple examples. The group D4 is the symmetry group of a square, which is generated by the π/2 rotation a and the reflection b. These satisfy a 4 = e, b2 = e, and bab = a −1 (see Fig. 1). D4 thus consists of the eight elements a m bk with m = 0, 1, 2, 3 and k = 0, 1. 28) h = 2, where h is the order of each element in the conjugacy class. D4 has four singlets 1++ , 1+− , 1−+ , and 1−− , and one doublet 2.