Introduction to Representation Theory
The main emphasis will be on finite dimensional complex representations of linear groups. Topics include:
Basic definitions and properties of representations, including Schur's Lemma and Maschke's Theorem.
The representation theory of finite groups, including Schur orthogonality.
Fundamental constructions such as tensor product, dual representations and induced representations.
Representation theory of compact groups, including the Peter-Weyl Theorem.
Description of the irreducible representations of S_n, SU(2), SO(3), and sl(2,C)
MSc Programme in Mathematics
MSc Programme in Mathematics with a minor subject
Knowledge: The student will get a knowledge of the most fundamental theorems and constructions in this area.
Skills: It is the intention that the students get a "hands on'' familiarity with the topics so that they can work and study specific representations of specific groups while at the same time learning the abstract framework.
Competencies: The participants will be able to understand and use representation theory wherever they may encounter it. They will know important examples and will be able to construct representations of given groups.
4 hours lectures and 2 hours problem sessions in 9 weeks
Example of course literature
Ernest B. Vinberg: Linear Representations of Groups.
Basic group theory, measure theory, and advanced linear algebra,
e.g., from the following courses:
Algebra 2 (Alg2),
Lebesgueintegralet og målteori (LIM) - alternatively Analyse 2 (An2) from previous years
Advanced Vector Spaces (AdVec).
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Continuous assessmentOral examination, 25 min
- Type of assessment details
- Continuous assessment
Oral examination 25 minutes without preparation.
Two assignments which must be handed in individually and a final oral exam of 25 min. without preparation. The oral exam and the homework assignments each account for 50%. The final oral needs to be passed in order to pass the course.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner.
Criteria for exam assessment
The student should convincingly and accurately demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences described under Intended learning outcome.
Single subject courses (day)
- Theory exercises
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 3
- No limit
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Department of Mathematical Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Jasmin Matz (4-766a7d8349766a7d7137747e376d74)
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