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16:640:549 - Lie Groups

Vladimir Retakh


Fulton, Harris "Representation Theory"


Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, and Elementary Topology. No prior knowledge of Lie algebras, Lie groups, or representation theory will be assumed.


Course Outline:

  1. The classical linear groups (real and complex forms)
  2. Closed subgroups of GL(n) as Lie groups
  3. Linear algebraic groups and rational representations
  4. Structure of complex classical groups: maximal torus, roots, adjoint representation, Weyl group
  5. Highest weight theory for representations of semisimple Lie algebras
  6. Complete reducibility of representations of semisimple Lie algebras and classical groups

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