4
votes
2answers
247 views

Reference request for algebraic Peter-Weyl theorem?

It seems that, for $GL_n$, and possibly for something like complex reductive groups $G$ in general, there's an algebraic version of the Peter-Weyl theorem, which might say that the coordinate ring of ...
2
votes
1answer
223 views

Sum of squares of dimensions of irreducible characters.

For anyone familiar with Artin's Algebra book, I just worked through the proof of the following theorem, which can be seen here: (5.9) Theorem Let $G$ be a group of order $N$, let ...
31
votes
4answers
4k views

The Langlands program for beginners

Assuming that a person has taken standard undergraduate math courses (algebra, analysis, point-set topology), what other things he must know before he can understand the Langlands program and its ...
18
votes
10answers
2k views

What's a good place to learn Lie groups?

Ok so I read the following article the other day: http://www.aimath.org/E8/ and I wanted to learn more about lie groups. Using my exceptional deduction skills I thought "oh it must have something to ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

Best books on Representation theory

What are some of the best books on Representation theory for a beginner? I would prefer a book which gives motivation behind definitions and theory.
10
votes
2answers
478 views

Proof $\mathbb{A}^n$ is irreducible, without Nullstellensatz

As the title suggests, could anyone either provide me with or direct me to a proof that affine n-space $\mathbb{A}^n$ is irreducible, without using the Nullstellensatz? This is an exercise in a ...
8
votes
2answers
424 views

Characters of Symmetric and Antisymmetric Powers

Let $V$ be a representation with character $\chi$. I would like to have a formula for the characters of the representations $\mathrm{Sym}^m[V]$ and $\wedge ^m[V]$ in terms of $\chi$. Fulton and ...
3
votes
2answers
413 views

Representation of Cyclic Group over Finite Field

The post Irreducible representations of a cyclic group over a field of prime order discusses the irreducible representations of a cyclic group of order $N$ over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_p$ where $N$ ...
3
votes
3answers
76 views

How to expand a representation

If there is a finite group with a normal subgroup and a representation of this subgroup over a finite field. How can one expand this representation to a representation of the whole group? Are there ...