# isotropy group

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## isotropy group

[′ī·sə‚trō·pē ‚grüp]
(mathematics)
For an operation of a group G on a set S, the isotropy group of an element s of S is the set of elements g in G such that gs = s.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A Fiber Bundle over [D.sub.3] = = SO(3, 2)/SO(3) x SO(2) whose H = SO(3) ~ SU(2) subgroup of the isotropy group (at the origin) K = SO(3) x x SO(2) acts on [S.sup.2] by simple rotations.
The base space is the 6D domain [B.sub.6] = SU(4)/U(3) = = SU(4)/SU(3) x U(1) whose subgroup SU(3) of the isotropy group (at the origin) K = SU(3) x U(1) acts on the internal symmetry space [CP.sup.2] via isometries.
The subgroup H = SO(5) of the isotropy group K = SO(5) x SO(2) acts on the Fibers F = [S.sup.4] (the internal symmetry space).
The subgroup H = SO(2) ~ U(1) of the isotropy group K = SO(2) x SO(2) acts on the fibers identified with the symmetry space [S.sup.1] (where the U(1) group acts).
One needs a Fiber Bundle over [D.sub.3] = = SO(3, 2)/SO(3) x SO(2) whose subgroup H = SO(3) of the isotropy group K = SO(3) x SO(2) acts on the internal symmetry space [S.sup.2] (the fibers).
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