Special Functions and Group Theory in Theoretical Physics

  • L. C. Biedenharn
  • R. A. Gustafson
  • M. A. Lohe
  • J. D. Louck
  • S. C. Milne
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 18)


The subject of special functions, even where restricted to the narrower subject of special functions in theoretical physics, is far too broad for one to attempt any meaningfully complete survey. Our aim is accordingly rather more limited: we will attempt to review the important main themes in the subject and then show how recent advances, some to be presented at this conference, have generalized, broadened and extended these themes.


Theoretical Physic Special Function Hypergeometric Series Tensor Operator Operator Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Biedenharn
    • 1
  • R. A. Gustafson
    • 2
  • M. A. Lohe
    • 1
  • J. D. Louck
    • 3
  • S. C. Milne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Los Alamos National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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