Elementary Results for the Fundamental Representation of SU(3)

  title={Elementary Results for the Fundamental Representation of SU(3)},
  author={Thomas L. Curtright and Cosmas K. Zachos},
  journal={Reports on Mathematical Physics},
  • Thomas L. Curtright, Cosmas K. Zachos
  • Published 2015
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • Reports on Mathematical Physics
  • A general group element for the fundamental representation of SU(3) can always be expressed as a second order polynomial in a Hermitian generating matrix H , with coefficients consisting of elementary trigonometric functions dependent on the sole invariant det( H ), in addition to the group parameter.