Locally compact groups are among the main objects of study of abstract harmonic analysis. They arise e.g. in number theory, abstract Fourier analysis, representation theory, Lie theory, operator theory, etc. Their main property is the existence and uniqueness of Haar measure. Please combine with ...

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Is the ring of integers of a local field an open subgroup?

I apologize if my question is a bit naive, but I don't have much experience in number theory and sometimes get very confused. Suppose $K$ is a non-archimedean local field (essentially a completion of ...
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Why do we want *unitary* representations of locally compact groups into $B(H)$?

This is related to a previous question of mine but I have a more philosophical issue with the material. Everywhere I have looked for representations of locally compact groups into $B(H)$, everyone ...
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Why is the image of $k^+$ dense in the character group?

Let $k$ be a local field, and consider the map $\phi: k^+ \hookrightarrow \widehat {k^+}$ given by $\eta \mapsto \eta X(\cdot)=X(\eta \cdot)$ where $X$ is a non-trivial character. Tate argues in his ...
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What is the cokernel of $\Bbb Q^{\text{disc}} \hookrightarrow \Bbb R$?

These two should be the standard examples for why Locally compact abelian groups are not an abelian categoty. The cokernel of any of these maps should is not a LCAG. $$\Bbb Q^{\text{disc}} ...
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Reduced $C^*$-algebra of a direct product of locally compact groups

Is it true that $$C^*_r(G_1\times G_2)=C^*_r(G_1)\otimes_{\min}C^*_r(G_2)$$ for locally compact groups $G_1$ and $G_2$? I have managed to prove that it holds for discrete groups (see below), but as ...
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Induced measure on dual group and kernel of fourier transform

Let $G$ be a locally compact Hausdorff abelian group (LCA). Then the Fourier transform gives a map from functions on G to functions on $\hat G$ $$f\mapsto \hat f(\xi) = \int_G f(x)\Psi(x,\xi) ...
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Integral of $|f|$ outside a compact set

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. Given $f\in L^1(G)$ and $\epsilon>0$, how to show that there is a compact set $K\subset G$ such that $\int_{G\setminus K}|f|<\epsilon$?
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Continuity of Modular Function

If $G$ is a locally compact group, there's a left invariant Borel measure on $G$, called Haar measure, which is unique up to multiplication by scalar. Denote it by $\mu$. For any $g\in G$, ...
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The dual of L^1(G) for a locally compact group G

I might be missing something, but most literature on topological groups and harmonic analysis that I've encountered mention that $L^\infty(G)$ can be naturally identified with the dual of $L^1(G)$ by ...
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Show $T:G\rightarrow L^1(G)$ by $y\mapsto f(y\cdot)$ is continuous for fixed $f\in L^1(G)$

Let $G$ be a locally compact group, and show $T_f:G\rightarrow L^1(G)$ by $y\mapsto f(y\cdot)$ is continuous for fixed $f\in L^1(G)$
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Haar measure, convolution and involutions

I have some problems to follow the proof of the anti commutativity property of the convolution and involution operations defined using a Haar measure as presented in Pedersen's book Analysis Now, ...
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When does a left Haar measure on a locally compact group restrict to a left Haar measure on a locally compact subgroup?

Given a locally compact group which is not $\sigma$-compact, there exists a $\sigma$-compact subgroup $H$ of $G$ which is open and closed. A Remark in Folland's, A Course in Abstract Harmonic ...
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Construct a topological manifold which its open cover is locally finite but not globally [duplicate]

The whole question is like this: 1-4. Let M be a topological manifold, and let U be an open cover of M . (a) Assuming that each set in U intersects only finitely many others, show that U is locally ...
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Is a regular Borel measure on a locally compact space necessarily $\sigma$-finite?

I am trying to compile a proof of the uniqueness of Haar measure. Usually this is done by multiple-integral mumbo-jumbo, abusing left and right invariance of two potential measures and invoking ...
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Is group of rigid body motion compact?

I believe that group of rigid body motion is not compact. I mean all transformations in $R^3$ that preserve distance. But I need to know how to proof it? From where I should start to prove it?
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Is there a formula for the Haar measure on a product of groups?

Let $ (G_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}} $ be a sequence of locally compact topological groups with a corresponding sequence $ (\mu_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}} $ of Haar measures. Is there a way to construct a ...
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Convolution of $L^1(G)$ functions with elements of $M(G)$.

Let $G$ be a non-discrete locally compact group with left Haar measure $\mu$. There is an isometric embedding of $L^{1}(G)\to M(G), f\mapsto fd\mu$. Since $G$ is not discrete, the point-mass measure ...
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Why is $L^{1}(G)$ unital if and only if $G$ is discrete?

I've seen it stated in several sources and lecture notes for Abstract Harmonic Analysis that for a locally compact group $G$, $L^{1}(G)$ is unital if and only if $G$ is discrete. What about the ...
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Showing a measure on a locally compact group is left invariant

I am trying to verify that the measure $\frac{1}{|x|}dx$ is a Haar measure on $\mathbb{R}\backslash \{0\}$. For every open interval $(a_{n},b_{n})\subset \mathbb{R}$ not containing $0$, I have that ...
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is the vector space $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ locally compact?

is the vector space $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ locally compact? for example, let $x=(x_1,x_2,....)$ any point of $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{N}$ and let $V=[x_1-\epsilon,x_1+\epsilon] \times ...
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Can a locally compact group with closed singleton be countable but not discrete?

Problem: Prove if a locally compact group $(G,*)$ contains a closed singleton then it must be either discrete or uncountable Proof Given: Assuming $G$ is countable we can write $G = \displaystyle ...
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Locally compact infinite dihedral group

Is there any topology other than discrete which can be given to an infinite dihedral group to make it locally compact topological group? If no, why is it so?
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Haar measure on O(n) or U(n)

Every locally compact group has left-invariants haar measures. In particular, the compact groups O(n) and U(n) have them. I was wondering if there is a realization of such a measure on these groups, ...
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How can this linear map be injective?

Studying the Peter-Weyl theorem, I've come across the following linear maps: $\theta_E: E'\otimes E \rightarrow$ Hom$(E,E)$ Where $ E'\otimes E$ denotes the tensor product of a finite-dimensional ...
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$SU_2(\mathbb{C})$ and the characters

i can prove that the irreducible characters $\chi_n$ of $SU_2(\mathbb{C})$ are equal to: $$\chi_n(e^{i\phi})=\frac{\sin((n+1)\phi)}{\sin(\phi)}$$ If i want to give the dimension of the representation ...
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Convention for locally compact groups?

$\bf{\text{Suppose I find the phrase:}}$ Let $G$ is a locally compact group, and $\mathcal{U}$ a basis of neighborhoods of $1$. $\bf{\text{Question:}}$ Is it a convention to automatically take ...
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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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Characterisation of the spectrum of certain unitary representations on $L^2(G)$

I have been informed of the existence of theorems in harmonic analysis that will allow me to calculate the spectrum of given unitary operators $L^2(G)$ where $G$ is a locally compact group. So far I ...
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Is the group algebra separable?

Let $G$ be a locally compact Hausdorff group. Is the group algebra $L^1(G)$ separable? Would you please help me or introduce references that can help me. Thanks
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Is the Hilbert-Smith conjecture still unsolved?

Conjecture Let $G$ be a locally compact topological group. If $G$ has a continuous faithful group action on an $n$-manifold, then $G$ is a Lie group. Is this conjecture still unsolved? Is ...
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Are nilpotent Lie groups unimodular?

The continuous homomorphism $\Delta:G \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{\times}_+$ is defined by \begin{equation*} \int_G f(xy)dx = \Delta(y)\int_Gf(x)dx \end{equation*} where $dx$ is a left Haar measure on ...
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Molecular vibrations and a generalisation of Wigner's rule for (non-finite) compact groups

years student of mathematics and write my script for my bachelor. The topic is "Representations of groups and applications in physics". I understand the representations very good but now i want to ...
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Distributions over locally compact Abelian groups: when can they be Fourier transformed?

Pontryagin duality shows us every locally compact Abelian group---such as $\mathbb{R}^n$, $\mathbb{Z}$, the circle $\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ or any finite Abelian group---has a Fourier transform. In the ...
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Uniqueness of Haar Measures

Haar measure on a LCA (locally compact abelian) group $G$ is said to be unique ... up to a scaling factor. This is not as elegant as it might be expected because this requires a choice of a unit ...
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Non-discrete locally compact group

Why every non-discrete locally compact group contains a nontrivial convergent sequence?
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Why are locally compact groups Weil complete?

Why are locally compact groups Weil complete? Note: A topological group $G$ is Weil complete if every left Cauchy net in $G$ is convergent. Thank you, and sorry if I have bad writing.
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Why do characters on a subgroup extend to the whole group?

As background, I am trying to do exercise 3.10 in Deitmar's "Principles of Harmonic Analysis." I can do most of the problem but I'm stuck on the third part proving surjectivity. Given a locally ...
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Shifting a function is continuous

I'm slightly puzzled by the following: if $g(t)$ is a function in $L^q(X)$ then we can show that $g(t-x)$ is continuous function of $t$, i.e. for $\varepsilon > 0$ we can find $\delta$ such that ...
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Disjoint left translates of a function from a non-compact locally compact group to R with compact support.

I'm having trouble trying to prove an unjustified (and probably obvious!) statement in an academic paper. $G$ is a (locally compact) topological group which is not compact. $f$ is a continuous ...
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reference in Montgomery/ Zippin

In a paper, the authors use the reference [M–Z, Theorem in 4.13] where [M-Z] denote the book D. Montgomery and L. Zippin, Topological Transformation Groups. Interscience Publishers, New York–London, ...
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subgroup of connected locally compact group

I need a reference or a short proof for the following property: A nontrivial connected locally compact group $G$ contains an infinite abelian subgroup.
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A net version of dominated convergence?

Let $G$ be a locally compact Hausdorff Abelian topological group. Let $\mu$ be a Haar measure on $G$, i.e. a regular translation invariant measure. Let $f$ be fixed in $\mathcal{L}^1(G, \mu)$. ...
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If both $H$ and $G/H$ are locally compact then $G$ is locally compact (topological Group)

How do I prove this statement? Let $G$ be a Topological group and let $H$ be a subgroup of $G$, if both $H$ and $G/H$ are locally compact then $G$ is locally compact. (we will endow the set $G/H$ ...
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Characters being everywhere dense in the character group

Let $k$ be the completion of an algebraic number field at a prime divisor $\mathfrak{p}$. We note that $k$ is locally compact. Let $k^{+}$ be the additive group of $k$ which is a locally compact ...
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Subgroups of a vector space

I would like to have an overview of how a subgroup of a vector space over $\mathbb R$ of dimension $n$ can look like. Is there a complete classification available? I know that there are for examples ...
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Which of the following topological groups are polish or locally compact?

I want to show that the next groups are polish topological groups, which criteria should I use here? And also which are locally compact (same question)? The groups are: The group of permutations ...
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Local-Global Principle and the Cassels statement.

In a recent article I have read, i.e. " Lecture notes on elliptic curves ", Prof.Cassels remarks in page-110 that There is not merely a local-global principle for curves of genus-$0$, but ...
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Extensions and Kazhdan's Property (T)

Is Kazhdan's property (T) stable under extensions? i.e. if $G$ is an extension of a group with property (T) by a group with property (T), does it follow that $G$ has property (T)?
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$\sigma$- compact clopen subgroup.

I am given $G$ locally compact group, and I want to show that there exists a clopen subgroup $H$ of $G$ that is $\sigma$-compact. So here's what I did so far: for $e \in U$, where $U$ is a nbhd of ...
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More on the versions of the Peter-Weyl theorem

The following three statements appear analogous: For a finite group $G$, the group algebra $\mathbb C[G]$ decomposes as $\bigoplus_{V {\rm\ irred}} V^* \otimes V$. (Peter-Weyl) For a compact group ...