To my understanding, the theory of induced representations of a group $G$ can be formulated in terms of vector bundles associated with the group considered as a principal bundle ${G \to G/H }$.

I'm wondering if there's any good reading on this topic, accessible to a physicist having some knowledge of representation theory and topology.


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The currently-standard book by Kanuth and Taylor https://academic.oup.com/blms/article-abstract/46/3/658/2255098 was written by mathematicians and for mathematicians. Its language is difficult for a physicist.

However, browsing the web, I came across these wonderful lectures http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~jmf/Teaching/Projects/Poincare/IndReps.pdf

I wouldn't call them bed-time reading, but they are certainly accessible to a physicist.


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