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Projective Representations of the Symmetric Groups : Q-Functions and Shifted Tableaux - P. N. Hoffman

Projective Representations of the Symmetric Groups

Q-Functions and Shifted Tableaux

Hardcover Published: 19th November 1992
ISBN: 9780198535560
Number Of Pages: 320

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The study of the symmetric groups forms one of the basic building blocks of modern group theory. This book is the first completely detailed and self-contained presentation of the wealth of information now known on the projective representations of the symmetric and alternating groups. Prerequisites are a basic familiarity with the elementary theory of linear representations and a modest background in modern algebra. The authors have taken pains to ensure that all the relevant algebraic and combinatoric tools are clearly explained in such a way as to make the book suitable for graduate students and research workers. After the pioneering work of Issai Schur, little progress was made for half a century on projective representations, despite considerable activity on the related topic of linear representations. However, in the last twenty years important new advances have spurred further research. This book develops both the early theory of Schur and then describes the key advances that the subject has seen since then. In particular the theory of Q-functions and skew Q-functions is extensively covered which is central to the development of the subject.

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'The authors give a modern exposition of Schur's results and systematize the recent developments in projective representations of the group Sn.' M. Nazarov, Mathematics Abstracts, 779/94

1: Projective representations and representation groups 2: Representation groups for the symmetric group 3: A construction for groups 4: Representations of objects in G 5: A construction for negative representations 6: The basic representation 7: The Q-functions 8: The irreducible negative representation of Sn 9: Explicit Q-functions 10: Reduction, branching and degree formulae 11: Construction of the irreducible negative representations 12: Combinatorial and skew Q-functions 13: The shifted Knuth algorithm 14: Deeper insertion, evacuation and the product theorem References Character tables Indices

ISBN: 9780198535560
ISBN-10: 0198535562
Series: Oxford Mathematical Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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