We consider an algebraic treatment of a three-body system. We develop the formalism for a system of three identical objects and show that it provides a simultaneous description of the vibrational and rotational excitations of an oblate symmetric top.
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This work is supported in part by DGAPA-UNAM under project IN101997, and by grant No. 94-00059 from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation.