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The following conditions are equivalent. i) There is a neighbourhood V of the neutral element e of G containing no closed invariant subgroup different from tel. ii) There is a faithful finite dimensional representation of G and G is isomorphic to a closed subgroup of a unitary group UnX) . iii) G is a real Lie group (with a finite number of connected components). Proof. 3) above. To see that ii) ==> iii) it is enough to remember that a closed subgroup of a Lie group is a Lie group, and to apply this result to the real Lie group Un((E) (also observe that since G is compact, any continuous injective map G - Un(T) is a homeomorphism into).
If u e Vv and v E V, the operator (corresponding to) u0v is u0v : x r. u(x) v = v . 44 The image of u ® v consists of multiples of v and u ® v has rank 1 when u and v are non-zero (quite generally, decomposable tensors correspond to operators of rank 4 1). The coefficient cA with respect to the operator A = u ® v coincides with the previously defined coefficient cv = cu 0 v (x) = (cf. first exercise at the end of this section). 4) Fundamental lemma. Let it and o 'be two representations of a compact group G and A : V1 A4 o V, be a linear mapping.
In particular, if G1 and G2 are two compact groups, any continuous homomorphism h : G1 -p G2 has a transpose th : A2 -l A (Ai = AG 1 ) defined i by (a priori this transpose is a linear mapping th(f) = t C(G2) - C(G1) h 3. Let G = U (¢') with its canonical representation n in V = 2n . Since 7E it is unitary, we can identify 9C with the contragre- dient of 7Z: it acts in the dual V* of V. a) Let Ap denote the space of linear combinations of q coefficients of the representation Ap q = 7C®p 0 7Oq (V*) Op in aS) VOq = Tp(V) q Prove that the sum of the subspaces Ap of C(G) is an algebra A q _ (show that Aq Ar C Aqs ) stable under conjugation (show that Aq = Ap s which separates the points of G.
Introduction to the Representation Theory of Compact and Locally Compact Groups by Alain Robert