Representations of Compact Lie Groups

Author: T. Bröcker,T.tom Dieck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662129183

Category: Mathematics

Page: 316

View: 2852

This introduction to the representation theory of compact Lie groups follows Herman Weyl’s original approach. It discusses all aspects of finite-dimensional Lie theory, consistently emphasizing the groups themselves. Thus, the presentation is more geometric and analytic than algebraic. It is a useful reference and a source of explicit computations. Each section contains a range of exercises, and 24 figures help illustrate geometric concepts.
Posted in Mathematics

Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations

An Elementary Introduction

Author: Brian Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319134671

Category: Mathematics

Page: 453

View: 880

This textbook treats Lie groups, Lie algebras and their representations in an elementary but fully rigorous fashion requiring minimal prerequisites. In particular, the theory of matrix Lie groups and their Lie algebras is developed using only linear algebra, and more motivation and intuition for proofs is provided than in most classic texts on the subject. In addition to its accessible treatment of the basic theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras, the book is also noteworthy for including: a treatment of the Baker–Campbell–Hausdorff formula and its use in place of the Frobenius theorem to establish deeper results about the relationship between Lie groups and Lie algebras motivation for the machinery of roots, weights and the Weyl group via a concrete and detailed exposition of the representation theory of sl(3;C) an unconventional definition of semisimplicity that allows for a rapid development of the structure theory of semisimple Lie algebras a self-contained construction of the representations of compact groups, independent of Lie-algebraic arguments The second edition of Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations contains many substantial improvements and additions, among them: an entirely new part devoted to the structure and representation theory of compact Lie groups; a complete derivation of the main properties of root systems; the construction of finite-dimensional representations of semisimple Lie algebras has been elaborated; a treatment of universal enveloping algebras, including a proof of the Poincaré–Birkhoff–Witt theorem and the existence of Verma modules; complete proofs of the Weyl character formula, the Weyl dimension formula and the Kostant multiplicity formula. Review of the first edition: This is an excellent book. It deserves to, and undoubtedly will, become the standard text for early graduate courses in Lie group theory ... an important addition to the textbook literature ... it is highly recommended. — The Mathematical Gazette
Posted in Mathematics

Matrizen und Lie-Gruppen

Eine geometrische Einführung

Author: Wolfgang Kühnel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834899054

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 4145

Dies ist eine Einführung in die mathematische Theorie der Lie-Gruppen. Etwa die erste Hälfte des Buches handelt von Matrizengruppen. Abstrakte Konzepte (auch Mannigfaltigkeiten) werden erst in der zweiten Hälfte vorgestellt. Zur Motivation und zum besseren historischen Verständnis sind kurze Texte klassischer Autoren (wie Sophus Lie selbst) mit eingeflochten. Außerdem gibt es zur Anschaulichkeit ein eigenes Kapitel, das ausschließlich von diversen geometrischen Transformationsgruppen handelt. Dabei wird konkret auf die klassischen Geometrien eingegangen. Als Vorkenntnisse werden nur die üblichen Studieninhalte des ersten Jahres im Mathematik- oder Physik-Studium vorausgesetzt, soweit sie die Analysis und die Lineare Algebra betreffen. Das Buch beginnt damit auf sehr elementarem Niveau. Alles andere wird nicht nur eingeführt, sondern alle Sätze werden auch bewiesen. Auf Verständlichkeit wird großen Wert gelegt. Daher eignet sich das Buch insbesondere als Begleittext zu Lehrveranstaltungen (auch Proseminaren) in den Bachelor-Studiengängen, aber auch im Lehramtsstudium und zum Selbststudium. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungshinweisen oder vollständiger Lösung.
Posted in Mathematics

Compact Lie Groups

Author: Mark R. Sepanski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387491589

Category: Mathematics

Page: 201

View: 3472

Blending algebra, analysis, and topology, the study of compact Lie groups is one of the most beautiful areas of mathematics and a key stepping stone to the theory of general Lie groups. Assuming no prior knowledge of Lie groups, this book covers the structure and representation theory of compact Lie groups. Coverage includes the construction of the Spin groups, Schur Orthogonality, the Peter-Weyl Theorem, the Plancherel Theorem, the Maximal Torus Theorem, the Commutator Theorem, the Weyl Integration and Character Formulas, the Highest Weight Classification, and the Borel-Weil Theorem. The book develops the necessary Lie algebra theory with a streamlined approach focusing on linear Lie groups.
Posted in Mathematics

Lie Groups

Author: Daniel Bump

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461480248

Category: Mathematics

Page: 551

View: 4220

This book is intended for a one-year graduate course on Lie groups and Lie algebras. The book goes beyond the representation theory of compact Lie groups, which is the basis of many texts, and provides a carefully chosen range of material to give the student the bigger picture. The book is organized to allow different paths through the material depending on one's interests. This second edition has substantial new material, including improved discussions of underlying principles, streamlining of some proofs, and many results and topics that were not in the first edition. For compact Lie groups, the book covers the Peter–Weyl theorem, Lie algebra, conjugacy of maximal tori, the Weyl group, roots and weights, Weyl character formula, the fundamental group and more. The book continues with the study of complex analytic groups and general noncompact Lie groups, covering the Bruhat decomposition, Coxeter groups, flag varieties, symmetric spaces, Satake diagrams, embeddings of Lie groups and spin. Other topics that are treated are symmetric function theory, the representation theory of the symmetric group, Frobenius–Schur duality and GL(n) × GL(m) duality with many applications including some in random matrix theory, branching rules, Toeplitz determinants, combinatorics of tableaux, Gelfand pairs, Hecke algebras, the "philosophy of cusp forms" and the cohomology of Grassmannians. An appendix introduces the reader to the use of Sage mathematical software for Lie group computations.
Posted in Mathematics

Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Their Representations

Author: V.S. Varadarajan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461211263

Category: Mathematics

Page: 434

View: 1916

This book has grown out of a set of lecture notes I had prepared for a course on Lie groups in 1966. When I lectured again on the subject in 1972, I revised the notes substantially. It is the revised version that is now appearing in book form. The theory of Lie groups plays a fundamental role in many areas of mathematics. There are a number of books on the subject currently available -most notably those of Chevalley, Jacobson, and Bourbaki-which present various aspects of the theory in great depth. However, 1 feei there is a need for a single book in English which develops both the algebraic and analytic aspects of the theory and which goes into the representation theory of semi simple Lie groups and Lie algebras in detail. This book is an attempt to fiii this need. It is my hope that this book will introduce the aspiring graduate student as well as the nonspecialist mathematician to the fundamental themes of the subject. I have made no attempt to discuss infinite-dimensional representations. This is a very active field, and a proper treatment of it would require another volume (if not more) of this size. However, the reader who wants to take up this theory will find that this book prepares him reasonably well for that task.
Posted in Mathematics

Supersymmetric Field Theories

Geometric Structures and Dualities

Author: Sergio Cecotti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316214001

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1221

Adopting an elegant geometrical approach, this advanced pedagogical text describes deep and intuitive methods for understanding the subtle logic of supersymmetry while avoiding lengthy computations. The book describes how complex results and formulae obtained using other approaches can be significantly simplified when translated to a geometric setting. Introductory chapters describe geometric structures in field theory in the general case, while detailed later chapters address specific structures such as parallel tensor fields, G-structures, and isometry groups. The relationship between structures in supergravity and periodic maps of algebraic manifolds, Kodaira–Spencer theory, modularity, and the arithmetic properties of supergravity are also addressed. Relevant geometric concepts are introduced and described in detail, providing a self-contained toolkit of useful techniques, formulae and constructions. Covering all the material necessary for the application of supersymmetric field theories to fundamental physical questions, this is an outstanding resource for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics.
Posted in Science

Representations of Finite and Compact Groups

Author: Barry Simon

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821804537

Category: Mathematics

Page: 266

View: 398

Barry Simon, I.B.M. Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, is the author of several books, including such classics as ""Methods of Mathematical Physics"" (with M. Reed) and ""Functional Integration and Quantum Physics"". This new book, based on courses given at Princeton, Caltech, ETH-Zurich, and other universities, is an introductory textbook on representation theory.According to the author, 'Two facets distinguish my approach. First, this book is relatively elementary, and second, while the bulk of the books on the subject is written from the point of view of an algebraist or a geometer, this book is written with an analytical flavor'. The exposition in the book centers around the study of representation of certain concrete classes of groups, including permutation groups and compact semi simple Lie groups. It culminates in the complete proof of the Weyl character formula for representations of compact Lie groups and the Frobenius formula for characters of permutation groups. Extremely well tailored both for a one-year course in representation theory and for independent study, this book is an excellent introduction to the subject which, according to the author, is unique in having 'so much innate beauty so close to the surface'.
Posted in Mathematics

Quantized Algebra and Physics

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Quantized Algebra and Physics, Tianjin, China, 23-26 July 2009

Author: Chengming Bai

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814340456

Category: Electronic books

Page: 200

View: 8600

The book aims to survey recent developments in quantum algebras and related topics. Quantum groups were introduced by Drinfeld and Jimbo in 1985 in their work on YangOCoBaxter equations. The subject from the very beginning has been an interesting one for both mathematics and theoretical physics. For example, Yangian is a special example of quantum group, corresponding to rational solution of YangOCoBaxter equation. Viewed as a generalization of the symmetric group, Yangians also have close connections to algebraic combinatorics. This is the proceeding for the International Workshop on Quantized Algebra and Physics. The workshop aims to gather experts and young investigators from China and abroad to discuss research problems in integrable systems, conformal field theory, string theory, Lie theory, quantum groups including Yangians and their representations.
Posted in Electronic books

Lie-Gruppen und Lie-Algebren

Author: Joachim Hilgert,Karl-Hermann Neeb

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322802701

Category: Education

Page: 361

View: 5548

Dieses Buch versteht sich als Einführung in die Theorie der Lie-Gruppen. Der Begriff der Lie-Gruppen wird ausgehend von den einfachsten Beispielen, den Matrizengruppen, entwickelt. Eine große Anzahl von Problemen für Lie-Gruppen kann man durch Übertragung auf die zugehörigen Lie-Algebren lösen. Dies ist der Leitgedanke des Buches. Vorausgesetzt werden Kenntnisse in der Linearen Algebra, der Differentialrechnung mehrerer Variablen und der elementaren Gruppentheorie.
Posted in Education

Lie Groups

An Introduction Through Linear Groups

Author: Wulf Rossmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199202515

Category: Mathematics

Page: 265

View: 3931

Lie Groups is intended as an introduction to the theory of Lie groups and their representations at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. It covers the essentials of the subject starting from basic undergraduate mathematics. The correspondence between linear Lie groups and Lie algebras is developed in its local and global aspects. The classical groups are analysed in detail, first with elementary matrix methods, then with the help of the structural tools typical of thetheory of semisimple groups, such as Cartan subgroups, roots, weights, and reflections. The fundamental groups of the classical groups are worked out as an application of these methods. Manifolds are introduced when needed, in connection with homogeneous spaces, and the elements of differential and integral calculus on manifolds are presented, with special emphasis on integration on groups and homogeneous spaces. Representation theory starts from first principles, such as Schur's lemma and its consequences, and proceeds from there to the Peter-Weyl theorem, Weyl's character formula, and the Borel-Weil theorem, all in the context of linear groups.
Posted in Mathematics

Reelle und Komplexe Analysis

Author: Walter Rudin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783486591866

Category: Analysis - Lehrbuch

Page: 499

View: 6374

Besonderen Wert legt Rudin darauf, dem Leser die Zusammenhänge unterschiedlicher Bereiche der Analysis zu vermitteln und so die Grundlage für ein umfassenderes Verständnis zu schaffen. Das Werk zeichnet sich durch seine wissenschaftliche Prägnanz und Genauigkeit aus und hat damit die Entwicklung der modernen Analysis in nachhaltiger Art und Weise beeinflusst. Der "Baby-Rudin" gehört weltweit zu den beliebtesten Lehrbüchern der Analysis und ist in 13 Sprachen übersetzt. 1993 wurde es mit dem renommierten Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition der American Mathematical Society ausgezeichnet. Übersetzt von Uwe Krieg.
Posted in Analysis - Lehrbuch

Lie Groups Beyond an Introduction

Author: Anthony W. Knapp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817642594

Category: Mathematics

Page: 812

View: 321

This book takes the reader from the end of introductory Lie group theory to the threshold of infinite-dimensional group representations. Merging algebra and analysis throughout, the author uses Lie-theoretic methods to develop a beautiful theory having wide applications in mathematics and physics. The book initially shares insights that make use of actual matrices; it later relies on such structural features as properties of root systems.
Posted in Mathematics

Lie Groups

Author: J.J. Duistermaat,Johan A.C. Kolk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540152934

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 7710

This (post) graduate text gives a broad introduction to Lie groups and algebras with an emphasis on differential geometrical methods. It analyzes the structure of compact Lie groups in terms of the action of the group on itself by conjugation, culminating in the classification of the representations of compact Lie groups and their realization as sections of holomorphic line bundles over flag manifolds. Appendices provide background reviews.
Posted in Mathematics

Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Cohomology

Author: Anthony W. Knapp

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691084985

Category: Mathematics

Page: 509

View: 1744

This book starts with the elementary theory of Lie groups of matrices and arrives at the definition, elementary properties, and first applications of cohomological induction, which is a recently discovered algebraic construction of group representations. Along the way it develops the computational techniques that are so important in handling Lie groups. The book is based on a one-semester course given at the State University of New York, Stony Brook in fall, 1986 to an audience having little or no background in Lie groups but interested in seeing connections among algebra, geometry, and Lie theory. These notes develop what is needed beyond a first graduate course in algebra in order to appreciate cohomological induction and to see its first consequences. Along the way one is able to study homological algebra with a significant application in mind; consequently one sees just what results in that subject are fundamental and what results are minor.
Posted in Mathematics

Analysis on Lie Groups

An Introduction

Author: Jacques Faraut

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471473

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 6396

The subject of analysis on Lie groups comprises an eclectic group of topics which can be treated from many different perspectives. This self-contained text concentrates on the perspective of analysis, to the topics and methods of non-commutative harmonic analysis, assuming only elementary knowledge of linear algebra and basic differential calculus. The author avoids unessential technical discussions and instead describes in detail many interesting examples, including formulae which have not previously appeared in book form. Topics covered include the Haar measure and invariant integration, spherical harmonics, Fourier analysis and the heat equation, Poisson kernel, the Laplace equation and harmonic functions. Perfect for advanced undergraduates and graduates in geometric analysis, harmonic analysis and representation theory, the tools developed will also be useful for specialists in stochastic calculation and the statisticians. With numerous exercises and worked examples, the text is ideal for a graduate course on analysis on Lie groups.
Posted in Mathematics

Structure and Geometry of Lie Groups

Author: Joachim Hilgert,Karl-Hermann Neeb

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387847948

Category: Mathematics

Page: 746

View: 3687

This self-contained text is an excellent introduction to Lie groups and their actions on manifolds. The authors start with an elementary discussion of matrix groups, followed by chapters devoted to the basic structure and representation theory of finite dimensinal Lie algebras. They then turn to global issues, demonstrating the key issue of the interplay between differential geometry and Lie theory. Special emphasis is placed on homogeneous spaces and invariant geometric structures. The last section of the book is dedicated to the structure theory of Lie groups. Particularly, they focus on maximal compact subgroups, dense subgroups, complex structures, and linearity. This text is accessible to a broad range of mathematicians and graduate students; it will be useful both as a graduate textbook and as a research reference.
Posted in Mathematics