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Subspace invariant under irreducible Coxeter group

I'm trying to show that if $G$ is an irreducible Coxeter group, then it acts irreducibly on vector space $V$. That is, $V$ has no nontrivial $G$-invariant subspaces. I started by assuming that $V$ has ...
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Proof about coxeter groups

Prove: If a coxeter system $(W,S)$ is reducible, then it is the product of parabolic subgroups. Reducible system means the coxeter diagram is disconnected. Parabolic subgroup: let $S$ be the set ...
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Reflections in symmetric groups

Define the action of $S_n$ on ${\rm I\!R}^n$ as a permutation of the standard basis vectors $e_1,\ e_2,\ ...\ ,e_n$. For $\phi \in S_n$, $\phi (e_k) = e_{\phi (k)}$. How can I show that all the ...
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reflection representation of an arbitrary Coxeter group

A reflection group has a reflection representation in the natural sense. But what is the reflection representation for a Coxeter group if its simple roots cannot be regarded as reflections in the ...
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Weyl group and weight lattice chambers.

Consider two simple Lie groups $G_1$ and $G_2$. Let $G_1$ have $W_1$ as a Weyl group and $G_2$ have $W_2$ as a Weyl group. Is it true that the Weyl group of $G_1 \times G_2$ is $W_1 \times W_2$? ...
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The Tits Cone - Geometric Understanding

I know that the definition of the Tits cone is $Y=\bigcup_{w\in W}{wC}$ with W the Coxeter Groups and C the fundamental chamber. One theorem says that Y is the whole space if W is finite. But how can ...
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Why are all symmetry groups of regular polytopes are finite Coxeter groups.

Why are all symmetry groups of regular polytopes are finite Coxeter groups?
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A question on Coxeter groups

Let $W$ be a Coxeter group, and $S$ be its set of simple reflections. For any $w \in W$, define $\mathcal L(w)$ $\mathcal L(w) = \{s \in S| sw<w \}.$ Is it true: If $w \in W$, $s_1,s_2 ...
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Questions about Lusztig's $\mathbf a$-function

In chapter 13 of Lusztig's Hecke Algebra with Unequal Parameters, the function $\mathbf a$ is defined to be $$\mathbf a(z) = \max_{x,y} \deg h_{x,y,z},$$ for any $z$ in the Coxter group, where the ...
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Weyl group of a non-symmetrizable Generalized Cartan Matrix

Let $A$ be a generalized Cartan matrix on the index set $I$. Define the Weyl group of $A$ as the Coxeter group on the basis $I$ with $m(i,j)=2,3,4,6,\infty$ according to whether $A_{ij} A_{ji}$ is ...
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What is the structure of the Coxeter groups of type $\text{D}_n$

I am curious on the structure of the Coxeter group $G$ of type $\text{D}_n$. Here I let $\{e_1,\cdots,e_n\}$ be the standard basis of the vector space $\mathbb{R}^n$. Then I choose ...
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reflection groups and hyperplane arrangement

We know that for the braid arrangement $A_\ell$ in $\mathbb{C}^\ell$: $$\Pi_{1 \leq i < j \leq \ell} (x_i - x_j)=0,$$ $\pi_1(\mathbb{C}^\ell - A_\ell) \cong PB_\ell$, where $PB_\ell$ is the pure ...
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the orbit of a root under operations of irreducible crystallographic group?

Suppose we have an irreducible crystallographic coxeter group G acting in a vector space V, how can we show that the orbit of an ...
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List of all elements of the Weyl group of type $C_3$.

What is the list of all elements of the Weyl group of type $C_3$ in terms of simple refletions $s_1, s_2, s_3$? There are 48 elements in the group. Thank you very much.
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Irreducible Representations of Finite Coxeter Groups

The Coxeter group is defined as $$S = \langle s_i : s_i^2 = (s_i s_j)^{m_{ij}} = 1 \rangle $$ Does it have an irreducible representation of dimension >2 for $S$ finite? Is there a reference on ...
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The universal space of a Coxeter group

Consider a Coxeter group $(W,S)$ and a topological space $X$. We define a mirror structure on $X$ as a locally finite family $(X_{s})_{s\in S}$ of closed subspaces of $X$. Let's consider $W$ with the ...
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Significance of deletion and exchange conditions in reflection groups

I am having trouble warping my head around the exchange and deletion conditions in finite reflection groups (i.e.Coxeter groups). It is mentioned as the "characterising property of coxeter groups ...
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Converting a (signed) permutation to a reduced word

I vaguely know that by looking at the inversions of a permutation, you can write down the reduced word expressing the permutation as a product of adjacent transpositions $s_i = (i,i+1)$. However, I ...
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Doubt in the proof of Conjugacy of positive systems under reflection group

I am stuck at a small thing in the proof of conjugacy of positive systems under a finite reflection group. I am using the notation and definitions used in the text by James E. Humphreys. I reproduce ...
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Description of flipping tableau for inversions in reduced decompositions of permutations

Short version: Is there a graphical description of the possible orders in which inversions can appear in a reduced decomposition of a permutation? Something akin to the definition of standard Young ...
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Reflection groups and symmetric group

Define the action of $S_n$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$: take any $x\in S_n$, consider the mapping $x: \mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$, $e_1, e_2 ...e_n$ are the standard basis of $\mathbb{R}^n$, ...
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lattices in semisimple Lie groups

I would like to learn more on lattices in semisimple Lie groups, especially their relations with Coxeter groups. Does anyone have suggestions of books that could be useful? Thanks!
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Why is this map diagonalisable?

In some lecture notes about Reflection Groups, the writer constructs a vector space based on a Coxeter-system. For every $s \in S$ where $(W|S)$ is a Coxeter-system, he calls the related basis vector ...
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Spherical building of an exceptional group of Lie type

I've read that one of Tits' original motivations for studying buildings was that he wanted to give a unified description of algebraic groups that would allow the definition of exceptional groups such ...