By V. S. Varadarajan

ISBN-10: 0521341566

ISBN-13: 9780521341561

Now in paperback, this graduate-level textbook is a wonderful advent to the illustration idea of semi-simple Lie teams. Professor Varadarajan emphasizes the improvement of principal issues within the context of unique examples. He starts with an account of compact teams and discusses the Harish-Chandra modules of SL(2,R) and SL(2,C). next chapters introduce the Plancherel formulation and Schwartz areas, and express how those bring about the Harish-Chandra conception of Eisenstein integrals. the ultimate sections think about the irreducible characters of semi-simple Lie teams, and contain particular calculations of SL(2,R). The publication concludes with appendices sketching a few easy issues and with a entire advisor to extra interpreting. This extraordinary quantity is very compatible for college students in algebra and research, and for mathematicians requiring a readable account of the subject.

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