Compact Lie Groups (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by Mark R. Sepanski

By Mark R. Sepanski

Blending algebra, research, and topology, the examine of compact Lie teams is likely one of the most lovely parts of arithmetic and a key stepping stone to the idea of normal Lie teams. Assuming no past wisdom of Lie teams, this booklet covers the constitution and illustration concept of compact Lie teams. assurance comprises 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 category, and the Borel-Weil Theorem. The publication develops the required Lie algebra idea with a streamlined process concentrating on linear Lie groups.

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Sin t cos t i sin t cos t Since H is SU (2) invariant, 12 (K t ± iηt ) z 1k0 z 2n−k0 ∈ H . Thus, when the limits exLet K t = ist, dtd 12 (K t ± iηt ) z 1k0 z 2n−k0 |t=0 ∈ H . 26) 1 d (K t ± iηt ) z 1k0 z 2n−k0 |t=0 = 2 dt for + k0 z 1k0 −1 z 2n−k0 +1 (k0 − n) z 1k0 +1 z 2n−k0 −1 for − . Induction therefore implies that Vn (C) ⊆ H , and so Vn (C) is irreducible. 3 for notation). Let Dm (Rn ) be the space of complex constant coefficient differential operators on Rn of degree m. Recall that the algebra isomorphism from m Vm (Rn ) to m Dm (Rn ) is generated by mapping xi → ∂xi .

9) to see that both dimensions are 2n−1 . 35 show dim Cn+ (C) = 2n−1 . 1 to show that Cn−1 (R) ∼ = Cn+ (R). + n odd: In this case, operators in (Cn (C)) no longer have to preserve ± W . However, restriction of the map + to Cn+ (C) yields a map of Cn+ (C) to End W (alternatively, − could have been used). By construction, this map is known to be surjective. Thus to see that the map is an isomorphism, it again suffices to show that dim End W = dim Cn+ (C). 9) to see that both dimensions are 2n−1 . At long last, the origin of the spin representations can be untangled.

V1 , V2 ) = 0. Proof. Consider W = {v1 ∈ V1 | (v1 , V2 ) = 0}. Since (·, ·) is G-invariant, W is a submodule of V1 . , W = V1 , then irreducibility implies that W = {0} and (·, ·) yields a nondegenerate pairing of V1 and V2 . Thus the map ∗ v1 → (·, v1 ) exhibits an equivalence V1 ∼ = V2∗ . This implies that V1 ∼ = V2 ∼ = V2 . 22. (1) Let G be a compact Lie group. Denote the set of equivalence classes of irreducible (unitary) representations of G by G. When needed, choose a representative representation (π, E π ) for each [π ] ∈ G.

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