Representation theory studies (among else) representations of groups by finite matrices. The non-commutative analog of classical Fourier transforms.

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Product of two squares in finite groups

Let $G$ be a finite group and $g$ an element of order $n$ in $G$. Assume that $g$ is a product of two squares. Moreover, assume that $n$ and $k$ are coprime. Prove that $g^k$ is also a product of two ...
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Cartan decomposition of unitary group

For number field $F$, we consider two case 1) $E$=quadratic extension of $F$ , 2) $E = F \times F$. Let V be a 2-dim hermition space over E. In 1) case, by Cartan decompostion $U(2)$ can be ...
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Representations of $\mathrm{SU}(n)$

I have been given the following representation of $\mathrm{SU}(n)$: Let $V_{k,n} \leq \mathbb{C}[z_1,\dots,z_n]$ be the subspace spanned by the degree-$k$ homogeneous polynomials and define ...
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A natural way of thinking of the definition of an Artin $L$-function?

Emil Artin knew that given a finite extension of $L/\mathbb{Q}$, the local factor of the zeta function $\zeta_{L/\mathbb{Q}}$ at the prime $p$ should be $\displaystyle\prod_{\mathfrak{p}|p}\frac{1}{1 ...
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Bounding the degree of irreps of a finite group

Let $G$ be a finite group and $\mathbb{k}$ is algebraically closed with characteristic zero. Let $H$ be an Abelian subgroup of $G$. Show that the degree of any irreducible representation $V$ of $G$ ...
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Smallest dimensional irreps of semi-simple Lie algebras

I'm wondering if there is a reference that lists the first couple smallest dimensional irreducible representations of each semi-simple Lie algebra. I know these can be found using the Weyl dimension ...
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Connection between: Expand a representation and dual representation

I worked the proof for 3) in this link out, but I have problems with the last step: Let $\sigma$ be a irred. representation of a normal subgroup $H=\langle z\rangle$ of $G$ and $\sigma'$ its dual ...
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Decomposing products of spinor representations into anti-symmetric tensors

There is always a natural $2^{[\frac{d}{2}]}$ dimensional spinorial representation of $SO(d-1,1)$ (..induced from a representation of the related Clifford algebra..) and if $[m]$ denote the space of ...
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indecomposable $K[G]$ modules -> get irreducible $K[G]$ modules

if I found indecomposable $K[G]$ modules, are there any techniques to get from this irreducible $K[G]$ modules? (e.j. for $k=\mathbb{Z}/p \mathbb{Z}$ and $G=C_p$) regards, Khanna
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examples for p-adic representations

Could anyone recommend me some literature or articles were I can read about the construction of irreducible representation of finite groups (like the symmetric group, alternating group or semidirect ...
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Bijection between $\operatorname{GL}_n(F)/\operatorname{GL}_n(O)$ and lattices in $F^n$

I've come across mention of a bijection between lattices in $F^n$ ($F$ a field, in my case $\mathbb{C}(\!(t)\!)$) and elements of $\operatorname{GL}_n(F)/\operatorname{GL}_n(O)$, where $O$ is the ring ...
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Finite-dimensional representations of the Lie algebra of vector fields on a circle

I have just began to study infinite-dimensional Lie algebras and I am curious whether the Lie algebra $L$ spanned by the vector fields $z^n \partial/\partial z$, $n=0,1,2,3,\dots$ admits any ...
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Representations of Central Products

What is a good reference for learning about representations/characters of central products of groups? By central product, I mean the following. If $G$ and $H$ are groups, containing isomorphic ...
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Reference Request - Spaces of Smooth Vectors

I was recently looking for examples of non-nuclear spaces of smooth vectors of representations of Lie groups. I'll recall the basic definitions. Let $\pi$ be a unitary irreducible representation of a ...
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All irreducible representations of Pauli group

I'm supposed to find out all irreducible representations of Pauli group, that is, the group generated by Pauli matrices $\sigma_k(k=1,2,3)$. It has 16 elements: $\pm 1, \pm i, \pm \sigma_k, \pm i ...
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Existence of a 1-dimensional invariant subspace

Show the existence of a 1-dimensional invariant subspace for any 5-dimensional complex representation of the group $A_4$, where $A_4$ is the alternating group of degree 4. Any hints?
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Why is the $\mathbb{Z}$-span of a set of representations an ideal of the representation ring?

I am studying a proof of Brauer's theorem. The proof makes use of the following claim, which I haven't been able to convince myself of: Let $G$ be a finite group and let $R[G]$ be the representation ...
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Examples of decomposition representation

Here is a question in the book "Representation theory of finite group, an introductory approach" of Benjamin Steinberg. (Question 3.8(2), page 25) that I need some hints from you : Give an example of ...
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Representations of $U(d)$. Calculation of Gelfand-Zeitlin patterns for particular vectors.

Following structure is given $\left(\mathbb{C}^d\right)^{\otimes n}$. Consider irreducible representations of $U(d)$. And consider the fully symmetric subspace $T_{\alpha}$ in ...
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Question about a Corollary of Engel's Theorem

Engel's Theorem states that: Let $L$ be a subalgebra of $\mathfrak{gl}(V)$, $V$ finite dimensional. If $L$ consists of nilpotent endomorphisms and $V \neq 0$, then there exists nonzero $v \in V$ for ...
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induced representation of tensors of irreducibles

Let $V_{\lambda}$ and $V_\mu$ be representations of the symmetric groups $\mathfrak{S}_d$ and $\mathfrak{S}_m$ respectively where $\lambda$ is a partition of $d$ and $\mu$ is a partition of $m$. It is ...
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How to compute the character of a matrix group operating on homogeneous polynomials?

I have a little problem in representation and/or invariant theory which I need help with. Let's assume $G \leq \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ is a finite complex matrix group which operates linearly via ...
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Tensor products and irreducible representations

Again something from Fulton and Harris I'm having trouble with: Exercise 2.33 (c). If $U$, $V$, and $W$ Are irreducible representations, show that $U$ appears in $V \otimes W$ if and only if $W$ ...
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Minimal embedding of exceptionnal Lie groups into special orthogonal groups

Let $G$ be a Lie group. The set of all $N$ such that $G$ is a subgroup of $SO(N)$ has a minimum $N_{\min}(G)$. (If I am not wrong, $N_{\min}(G)$ is supposed to be less or equal to $\dim(G)$) What is ...
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symplectic representations: when could the center act trivially?

I'm considering a problem about symplectic representation of real reductive group, which fits more or less into the setting of symplectic representations discussed in Milne's survey ''Shimura ...
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radical layers equal socle layers

I've read that the radical layers of the group algebra $kP$ of a $p$-group $P$ coincides with the its socle layers (char $k = p$). What does this tell me about the structure of the group algebra or ...
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Irreducible finite dimensional representations of $SL(2,\mathbb C)$

Is there a book that finds all the irreducibile finite dimensional representations of $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ without considering the Lie algebra $sl(2,\mathbb C)$? For example, how can I show "directly" ...
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clarification on the definition of a group C*-algebra

I've been trying to understand the definition of a group C*-algebra. Given a topological group $G$ and a C*-algebra $A$, let $u: G \to A$ define a unitary representation $U(G)$ of $G$ on $U(A)$, the ...
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notation question $Aut_{Modk}(A)$

What is $Aut_{Modk}(A)$ if A is a finite generated algebra, k is a field? Is it a group of automorphisms of A as a vector space over k or what?
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Quiver algebra as a wreath product?

I'm having trouble understanding a definition of a quiver Hecke algebra. Suppose $k$ is a commutative ring, and $\Omega$ a finite set. We build a quiver $Q_{\Omega,n}$ with vertex set $\Omega^n$. ...
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Relation between compact Lie group and Lie algebra representation

Currently I'm studying representation theory for compact Lie groups and I don't know how to link representations of Lie algebra to representations of corresponding Lie group, ie. suppose I have a ...
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Does the “differential” of a unitary representation give continuous operators on the space of smooth vectors?

Let $\pi : G \rightarrow U(H)$ be a strongly continuous unitary representation of a Lie group, $G$, on a Hilbert space, $H$. Let $H_\infty$ be the space of smooth vectors in $H$, those $v$ for which ...
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Bochner-style theorem for SO(3)

Bochner's Theorem essentially provides necessary/sufficient conditions for when something is the Fourier transform of a nonnegative measure on a compact abelian group. I'm looking for a similar ...
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In what sense are complex representations of a real Lie algebra and complex representations of the complexified Lie algebra equivalent?

In this book I read Proposition A.1. The irreducible complex representations of a real Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ are in one-to-one correspondence with the irreducible complex-linear ...
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Degree of $\mathbb{Q}_p$-irreducible representations of a cyclic group of order $p^n$ for a prime p

Let $p$ be a prime and $\mathbb{Q}_p$ denotes the $p$-adic numbers. Then how to prove that the degree of the nontrivial $\mathbb{Q}_p$-irreducible representations of a cyclic group of order $p^n$ is ...
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Permutation unitary in a tensor product

Given a matrix of the form $$ A = B_{1} \otimes B_{2} \otimes B_{3} \otimes... \otimes B_{n} $$ how can I find a matrix that gives me a permutation of , say, two of the elements: $$ A = B_{2} ...
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Countably many projections on more than continuos vector space with trivial commutant?

Is there such an example? An $\mathbb{F}_2$-vector space $V$ of dimension strictly more than the continuos $c=|2^{\mathbb{N}}|$, and a numerable set of commuting $\mathbb{F}_2$ projections ...
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Lie group representation and inner product

Let $G$ be a connected semisimple Lie group.Now let $\theta$ be the Cartan involution of $G$ and let $(\pi,V)$ be a finite dimensional representation of $G$. On page 22 of Analysis and geometry on ...
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Let G be an abelian group, and V be a faithful irreducible representation of G over C

This seems kind of obvious to me but I'm really having trouble thinking of what to do! Any help would be appreciated. Let G be a finite abelian group, and V be a faithful irreducible representation ...
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Why aren't all elements of the $45_a$ representation of $SO(10)$ zero?

We can write elements of the $45_a$, where $a$ denotes antisymmetric, as $10 \times 10 $ matrices, because $$ 10 \otimes 10 = 1_s \oplus 54_s \oplus 45_a$$ Here $10$ denotes the fundamental ...
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Embedding of a finite group in a compact connected Lie group

How can one embed a finite group $G$ in a compact connected Lie group? I think if we take a faithful unitary representation of G , that will do the job.But if $G= Z/n$, then what should be the ...
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Inducing representations from a subgroup of finite index.

Let $G$ be a group and $H$ a subgroup of finite index. Let $(\sigma , W) $ be a irreducible representation of $H$ (which need not be finite dimensional). 1) When can we extend this representation of ...
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Every representation of compact group is a direct sum of irreducible

Recently I asked about (references to) some results concerning representation theory of compact topological groups: here is the discussion Representation theory of locally compact groups In ...
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Branching rules without previous knowledge of the projection matrix?

Given a representation $R$ of some group $G$ one can find in many books and papers (e.g. page 96ff here) the decomposition under certain subgroups: $$ R= R_1 + R_2 + \ldots$$ This is often called a ...
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Inner Automorphism of Lie algebras in Terms of Roots and Weights?

An automorphism is a homomorphism of a group $G$ onto itself. For Lie groups this induces a Lie algebra $g$ automorphism, i.e. a map of the Lie alegbra onto itself that preserves the Lie bracket. An ...
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Orbit of a Weight Vector?

Given some element $\phi$ of a representation $R$ of a group $G$, the orbit $G(\phi)$ of $\phi$ is defined as the set $g \phi \ \forall \ g \in G$. We can write every element of a given ...
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Equivalence of continuity conditions of a group representation on an infinite-dimensional space

Let $V$ be an (infinite-dimensional) Banach space and $G$ a locally compact topological group (with a countable basis of neighbourhoods of $1$, and which is a countable union of compact subsets). I ...
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Matrix representation of function concatenation using other basis than polynomials.

I have now familiarized myself with the Carleman-matrices which represent function composition of polynomials (actually taylor series terms) and built some of my own. I noticed that for any finite ...
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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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How to transform roots/weights from the simple root basis to the H-basis?

Often the roots and weights of some Lie algebra are written in terms of the simple root basis $$ r =(a_1,a_2,a_3,\ldots)=a_1 \alpha_1 + a_2 \alpha_2 + a_3 \alpha_3 +\ldots,$$ where $α_i$ denotes the ...