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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question regarding closure of symmetric neighborhood of e

I was going through the open mapping theorem (for topological groups) when I stumbled upon a topological property that I couldn't prove to myself. If I have a topological group, $G$ which is $\sigma$-...
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What are the continuous automorphisms of $\Bbb T$?

I wanted to check my reasoning on this problem. From standard Pontrjagin duality arguments, it's not hard to see that the continuous homomorphisms of the torus (to itself) are nothing more than the ...
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Show that a representative function on a profinite group factor through a surjection

Let $G$ be a compact group. A representative function $f\in\mathcal{C}(G,\mathbb{K})$ is a function such that $\dim\left(\operatorname{span}\left(Gf\right)\right)< \infty$. Remark that the ...
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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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Example of non-amenable group which is the inverse limit of amenable groups

1) Does there exist a non-amenable locally compact group $G$ which is the inverse limit $\varprojlim G_i$ of amenable groups $G_i$? 2) Does there exist a non-amenable locally compact group $G$ which ...
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Two questions about increasing unions of compact subsets of a locally compact Hausdorff group.

I have two questions to ask related to my research. Question 1. Let $ G $ be a locally compact Hausdorff group. Is it possible that $ G $ is the union of a chain of compact subsets (ordered by ...
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Sigma-compact Polish groups

I would like to see an example of a sigma-compact Polish group which is not locally compact. I know that e.g. $l^{\infty}$ is a topological group which is sigma-compact but not locally compact. But ...
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Automophism of G and Haar measure

Let $G$ be a locally compact group (written additively), $\lambda$ an automophism of $G$, and $\alpha$ a Haar measure in $G$. As the Haar measure is unique up to factor constant, $\lambda$ transform $\...
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If $f(gK) \subset U$ find a compact neighborhood of $g$, $\overline{Q}$, such that $f(\overline{Q} K) \subset U$

sorry for my bad english. I am in a proof and I get stuck in the following step. Let $f : X \to Y$ be a continuous function between two topological spaces, $G$ a locally compact topological group, ...
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closed subset of locally compact

A space $X$ is said locally compact if for any $x\in X$ and for any neighbourhood $U$ of $x$ there is a compact neighbourhood $V$ such that $V\subseteq U$. Does closed subset of locally compact is ...
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How can we topologize the character group $\Gamma$ of a locally compact abelian group $G$, such that $\Gamma$ becomes a LCA group?

How can we topologize the character group $\Gamma$ of a locally compact abelian group $G$, such that $\Gamma$ itself becomes a LCA group ? I would really really appreciate if I can get a step by step ...
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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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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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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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Functorial construction of the convolution algebra of measures on a group

Let $G$ be a lcoally compact group and $C_c(G) = \lim_{K \subset G} C(K)$ its space of continuous functions with compact support endowed with the topology of the limit of banach spaces $C(K)$ with $K$ ...
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Haar measure on a profinite group is the inverse limit of the counting measure on its quotients?

I've heard this a few times now, though I've never seen a precise result. I guess the precise statement would be close to: Let $N_i$ be a basis normal subgroup neighborhoods of the identity in a ...
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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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Steinhaus theorem in topological groups

Let $(G,\cdot)$ be a locally compact Abelian topological group with Haar measure. It is known that if $B$ is a measurable subset of $G$ of finite and positive Haar measure then $int(B \cdot B)\neq \...
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Building up the Fourier inversion theorem on locally compact abelian groups

I'm reading through Folland's Abstract Harmonic Analysis and I've come to a bit of a road block with some machinery developed for the Fourier inversion theorem. We know that the Fourier transform of a ...
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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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Conditions under which a convolution transformation is injective in the 1-d Torus

Let $X=[0,1)$ the 1-d torus. Given a bounded positive function $w\colon X\to\mathbb{R}$ with unit integral (I mean $w\geq 0$, $w\in L^\infty(X)$ and $\int_X w\; dx=1$), define \begin{align*} T_{w} ...
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*-representations, unitary representations, and adjunctions

I've been reading Folland's Abstract Harmonic Analysis, and I am currently in the section on the correspondence between unitary representations of a locally compact group $G$ and $*$-representations ...
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Norm Inequality (Vinogradov Notation)

I'm going through a proof of differentiability of fourier series on the d-dimensional torus and while proving the following inequality: $$ \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}^d}|a_n(f)|\ll_d\sqrt{\|f\|_2^2+\sum_{...
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Compact groups are Moore groups

A locally compact group $G$ is said to be a Moore group if each irreducible continuous unitary representation of $G$ is finite dimensional. I'm trying to see why a compact group $G$ would be a Moore ...
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Integration with values in a $C^*$-algebra

My question is quite specific to locally compact groups but I'm sure it can be generalised to locally compact Hausdorff spaces with a Borel measure. Let $G$ be a locally compact group and fix a Haar ...
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Locally compact group

I want/need to learn about locally compact groups in rigorous way. Mainly to completely understand Tate's thesis/Weil's basic number theory. Could you recommend a text or lecture note which would ...
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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) \mu_G(x)...
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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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Compact abelian group and Continuous functions

If $G$ is a compact abelian group, $\widehat{G}$ is the dual group of $G$,i.e. all the continuous homomorphism from $G$ to $S^1$,$S^1=\{z\in \mathbb{C}\big | |z|=1\}$. Show that the linear span of $\...
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Second orthogonality relation for compact groups

On a finite group $G$, we have the second orthogonality relation $$\sum_{\chi\text{ irred.}} \chi(g)\overline{\chi(h)}=\begin{cases}|C_G(g)|&g=h\\0&\text{otherwise.}\end{cases}$$ for $g,h\in G$...
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Almost periodic compactification with the Gelfand-Naimark theorem

Could anyone please help me with a bibliographic reference presenting the almost periodic compactification of a topological group with the aid of the Gelfand-Naimark theorem? Rudin in "Fourier ...
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Explicit constructions of Haar measures?

I know how to build the Haar measure somewhat explicitely on Lie groups (via differential forms) and profinite groups (by using the lemma that open subsets of a profinite group are unions of cosets of ...
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Locally compact spaces that are not first-countable and continuity of functions on locally compact groups and continuity of group representation

If $X$ is a topological space that is first-countable, then a function $f: X \to Y$ into another topological space $Y$ is continuous if and only if $f$ is sequential continuous. Only the implication ...
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Compact operators on $L^2(G)$ as a reduced cross product of $C_0(G)$ and $G$.

If any of the terminology is unclear then please don't hesitate to point it out. My question is: is it true that when $G$ is a locally compact second countable group then: \begin{equation*} C_0(G) \...
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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 there ...
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when is a fourier algebra inverse closed?

Let $G$ be a any locally compact Abelian group which is discrete.When is the fourier algebra of $G$ ( the image of the fourier transform on $L^1(G)$, Defined here Page 423 ) inverse closed? For ...
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connected or compact Dirichlet domain

Let $G$ be a second-countable locally compact group and $d$ be a proper (i.e. bounded closed sets are compact) left invariant metric on $G$. Let $\Gamma$ be a lattice subgroup of $G$. Consider the ...
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$G$-invariant functions on Manifolds

In a paper I saw the following statement: Let $M$ be a connected symplectic manifold and $G$ be a compact Liegroup acting symplectically and hamiltonian on $M$. Let $\Phi \colon M \to \mathfrak{g^*}$ ...
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One-parameter subgroup K in G with pi(K) non-trivial where pi:G->G/H and given G/H has no small subgroups

This is exercise 12.12.8 in Dieudonne's Treatise On Analysis, Volume 2 Let G be a locally compact metrizable group H a closed normal subgroup of G G/H is not discrete and has no small subgroups ...
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Integration on compact group

Let $K$ be a compact topological group, and let $(V,\pi)$ be a continuous representation of $K$ over the complex field $\mathbb{C}$. Denote by $\mathrm{d}$ the Haar measure on $K$. If $v\in V$ ...
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From Folland Abstract Harmonic Analysis - Why is $\int f(x \xi) d\xi = \int f(x \xi^{-1}) \Delta_H(\xi^{-1}) d \xi$?

From Folland Abstract Harmonic Analysis - Why is $\int f(x \xi) d\xi = \int f(x \xi^{-1}) \Delta_H(\xi^{-1}) d \xi$? This is on page 57. Here is the notation: $H$ is a closed subgroup of a locally ...
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sequential continuity and countinuity

When we have two topological spaces, $\left(X, \tau_X\right)$ and $(Y, \tau_Y)$ it is easy to check that for $f: X \rightarrow Y$ continuity implies sequential continuity. I'm wondering what do we ...
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On the structure of non discrete locally compact topological (non-necessarily commutative) complete fields.

There is totally classic result about the structure of non discrete locally compact topological (non-necessarily commutative) fields $K$, whose proof uses the existence of the Haar measure on the ...