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Compact Lie Groups by Mark R. Sepanski

By Mark R. Sepanski

Blending algebra, research, and topology, the research of compact Lie teams is without doubt one of the most lovely components of arithmetic and a key stepping stone to the idea of normal Lie teams. Assuming no earlier wisdom of Lie teams, this publication covers the constitution and illustration thought of compact Lie teams. integrated is the development of the Spin teams, Schur Orthogonality, the Peter–Weyl Theorem, the Plancherel Theorem, the Maximal Torus Theorem, the Commutator Theorem, the Weyl Integration and personality formulation, the top Weight class, and the Borel–Weil Theorem. the required Lie algebra idea can be constructed within the textual content with a streamlined technique targeting linear Lie groups.

Key Features:

• presents an procedure that minimizes complex prerequisites

• Self-contained and systematic exposition requiring no earlier publicity to Lie theory

• Advances quick to the Peter–Weyl Theorem and its corresponding Fourier theory

• Streamlined Lie algebra dialogue reduces the differential geometry prerequisite and permits a extra speedy transition to the category and building of representations

• routines sprinkled throughout

This starting graduate-level textual content, aimed basically at Lie teams classes and similar issues, assumes familiarity with easy suggestions from workforce thought, research, and manifold concept. scholars, study mathematicians, and physicists drawn to Lie conception will locate this article very useful.

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Let W be a representation of a Lie group G. Define Vn (W ) to be the space of holomorphic polynomials on W that are homogeneous of degree n and let (g P) (η) = P(g −1 η). Show that there is an equivalence of representations S n (W ∗ ) ∼ = Vn (W ) induced by viewing T1 · · · Tn , Ti ∈ W ∗ , as a function on W . 18 (a) Show that the map π : t → 1 t 0 1 produces a representation of R on C2 . (b) Show that this representation is not unitary. (c) Find all invariant submodules. (b) Show that the representation is reducible and yet not completely reducible.

Ym ) in Rm and u ∈ R, let (x, y, u) = (x1 , . . , xm , y1 , . . , ym , u) ∈ Rn . In particular, (x, y, u) = 12 (x −i y, i(x −i y), 0)+ 1 (x +i y, −i(x +i y), 0) + (0, 0, u). 35) 1 (x − i y) − 2ι(x + i y) + (−1)deg m iu . 36. For n even, the half-spin representations S ± of Spinn (R) are irreducible. For n odd, the spin representation S of Spinn (R) is irreducible. 3 Examples of Irreducibility 45 Proof. Using the standard basis {e j }nj=1 , calculate (e j ± ie j+m )(ek ± iek+m ) = e j ek ± i(e j ek+m + e j+m ek ) − e j+m ek+m for 1 ≤ j, k ≤ m.

Namely, if a group G acts on a space M, then G can be made to act on the space of functions on M (or various generalizations of functions). Begin with the standard two-dimensional representation of SU (2) on C2 where gη is simply left multiplication of matrices for g ∈ SU (2) and η ∈ C2 . Let Vn (C2 ) be the vector space of holomorphic polynomials on C2 that are homogeneous of degree n. A basis for Vn (C2 ) is given by {z 1k z 2n−k | 0 ≤ k ≤ n}, so dim Vn (C2 ) = n + 1. Define an action of SU (2) on Vn (C2 ) by setting (g · P)(η) = P(g −1 η) for g ∈ SU (2), P ∈ Vn (C2 ), and η ∈ C2 .

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