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Jucys-Murphy elements confusion

I am taking a class called "Harmonic Analysis on Finite Groups" and am studying for an exam. We have recently been talking about the representation theory of the symmetric group (over $\mathbb C$). ...
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How to interpret Fourier-Stieltjes transform on $\mathbb T$ (one dimesional torus)?

Let $\mu$ be a regular Borel measure on $\mathbb Z$ and we put, $$\|\mu\|:= |\mu| (\mathbb Z)= \text {total variation of} \ \mu . $$ and define $$M(\mathbb Z):= \{\mu: P(\mathbb Z)\to \mathbb C : ...
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how to deduce that finite group $G$ has at most $|G|$ characters

Let $G$ be a finite abelian group. A character of $G$ is a group homomorphism $\chi: G\longrightarrow \mathbb{C}^{\times}$. I have proved by induction that for distinct $\chi_1,\cdots,\chi_r$, they ...
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Questions about Haar integral.

Questions about Haar integral. Let $B$ be the subgroup of $GL_2 (\mathbb{R})$ defined as $$ B =\{ \left( \begin{matrix} 1 & b \\ 0 & c \end{matrix} \right), b, c \in \mathbb{R}, c \neq 0 ...
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Questions about Haar integral for the group $GL_2(\mathbb{R})$.

Questions about Haar integral for the group $GL_2(\mathbb{R})$. How to show that a Haar integral for the group $GL_2 (\mathbb{R})$ is given by $$ I(f ) = \int_{\mathbb{R}} \int_{\mathbb{R}} ...
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Volume of a ball for SO(n).

Let us equip the special orthogonal group $SO(n)$ with a normalized Haar measure $\theta_n$ and let $G_r$ be the subset of rotations $\Omega$ which differ from the identity by (sufficiently small) $r$ ...
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Research paper in harmonic analysis that can be read in parallel to studying the subject.

In my idle hours I started to learn some math I touched only superficially in academia in former times. Among others I am working through the books of A. Deitmar on harmonic analysis. I've almost ...
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Definite positive measure and GNS representation

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. Let $\mu$ be a positive definite complex measure ([D, p295]): we have $\mu(f*f^*)\geq 0$ for any compact support continuons function $f \in C_c(G)$. In [D, p ...
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Mapping $G$ into its group algebra as left multiplication. Continuous?

I am reading an appendix on Group algebras which contains the following Proposition which I am trying to prove: Proposition: Let $G$ be a locally compact group, with $\zeta\in L^{p}(G)$ fixed. ...
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Laplacian on Reductive coset spaces

Let us consider the sphere $S^n$ (embedded in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$) and let $X_i$ denote the vector fields which generate rotations about the $x_i$-axis. My questions are: (a) Is it true that ...
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Plancherel formula for compact groups from Peter-Weyl Theorem

I'm trying to derive the following Plancherel formula: $$\|f\|^{2}=\sum_{\xi\in\widehat{G}}{\dim(V_{\xi})\|\widehat{f}(\xi)\|^{2}}$$ from the statement of the Peter-Weyl Theorem as given by Terence ...
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Why unitary characters for the dual group in Pontryagin duality if $G$ is not compact?

In harmonic analysis, for any locally compact abelian group, one constructs the dual group as the group of homomorphisms into the unit circle with the compact open topology. In other words, unitary ...
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Spherical harmonics give all the irreducible representations of $SO(3)$?

It is mentioned in Wiki that the spaces $\mathcal{H}_{k}$ of spherical harmonics of degree $k$ give ALL the irreducible representations of $SO(3)$. Could anyone tell me where can I find the proof? ...
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Positive definite function zoo

A positive definite function $\varphi: G \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ on a group $G$ is a function that arises as a coefficient of a unitary representation of $G$. For a definition and discussion of ...
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Fourier analysis on groups and paths in a Cayley graph

If one takes a cyclic group and a function on this group, and performs harmonic analysis on it (classical Fourier analysis), the result is a set of coefficients, each one of them corresponding to ...