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By Tammo tom Dieck

ISBN-10: 3540505288

ISBN-13: 9783540505280

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In his 1841 fundamental paper [167] on the determinants today known as “Jacobians,” Jacobi initiated the theory of irreps of the symmetric group Sk . Schur used the Sk irreps to develop the representation theory of GL(n; C) in his 1901 dissertation [307], and already by 1903 the Young tableaux [358, 339] (discussed here in chapter 9) came into use as a powerful tool for reduction of both Sk and GL(n; C) representations. In quantum theory the group of choice [344] is the unitary group U (n), rather than the general linear group GL(n; C).

Gb2 d2 1 Gb1 d1 . af , e ycb . A tensor x ∈ V p ⊗ V¯ q transforms linearly under the action of g, so it can be considered a vector in the d = np+q -dimensional vector space V˜ = V p ⊗ V¯ q . b p . 1 , . . 20) but that is unnecessary, as we shall use the compact index notation only as a shorthand. Definition. Hermitian conjugation is effected by complex conjugation and index transposition: edc ∗ (h† )ab cde ≡ (hba ) . 10); transposition reverses their order. A matrix is hermitian if its elements satisfy (M† )ab = Mba .

Here we shall always assume that Ti are chosen hermitian. 5 LIE ALGEBRA As the simplest example of computation of the generators of infinitesimal transformations acting on spaces other than the defining space, consider the adjoint rep. 42) (Ti )jk = (Ti )ca (Tk )bc (Tj )ab − (Ti )ca (Tj )bc (Tk )ab . Our convention is always to assume that the generators Ti have been chosen hermitian. 28). 42) is necessary to define correctly the overall sign. 43) (the generators for real reps are always antisymmetric).

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