Group Theory Course Page
The files listed below are in PDF format. They can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. University computers have Acrobat Reader already installed and you may print them out at any university computing center.
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Prof. Dean Johnston of Otterbein College has a very nice web page devoted to symmetry. It has over 60 sample molecules in many different point groups to help you visualize the various symmetry elements. You will need to install the Jmol plugin in order to use this page.
Prof. Timothy Hughbanks of Texas A&M also has an excellent group theory page. This has several handouts, some of which include details of the mathematics involved in this course. It also provides handouts on topics beyond what we will visit in this course.
Reciprocalnet is an organization dedicated to crystallography. I has structures of a large number of molecules (minerals & gems, biological & environmental molecules, etc.) that you can view. At it's website there is a section on group theory that includes an online quiz that you might find helpful
Prof. Paul Kiprof of the University of Minnesota has a site that deals with group theory and molecular orbitals.