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Tag Archives: group algebras
The Group Algebra (III)
As alluded to at the end of the previous article, we shall consider the case where K is algebraically closed, i.e. every polynomial with coefficients in K factors as a product of linear polynomials. E.g. K = C is a common choice. Having assumed … Continue reading
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The Group Algebra (I)
[ Note: the contents of this article overlap with a previous series on character theory. ] Let K be a field and G a finite group. The group algebra K[G] is defined to be a vector space over K with basis , where “g” here is … Continue reading
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Tagged character theory, group actions, group algebras, modules, representation theory, semisimple rings, simple modules
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Quick Guide to Character Theory (I): Foundation
Character theory is one of the most beautiful topics in undergraduate mathematics; the objective is to study the structure of a finite group G by letting it act on vector spaces. Earlier, we had already seen some interesting results (e.g. proof … Continue reading
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Tagged character theory, dual spaces, fields, group algebras, groups, modules, representation theory
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