Introduction to quantum groups 1



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Abstract

Motivation: From Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Groups
The notion of 'quantization' commonly used in textbooks of quantum mechanics has to be specified in order to turn it into a defined mathematical operation. We discuss that on the trails of Weyl's phase space deformation, i.e. we introduce the Weyl-Moyal starproduct and the deformation of Poisson-manifolds.
Generalizing from this, we understand, why Hopf-algebras are the most genuine way to apply 'quantization'
to various other algebraic objects - and why this has direct physical applications.