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A Course on Topological Groups
K. Chandrasekharan, Eidgen Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland
A publication of Hindustan Book Agency.
Hindustan Book Agency
2011; 126 pp; softcover
ISBN-10: 93-80250-20-7
ISBN-13: 978-93-80250-20-5
List Price: US$36
Member Price: US$28.80
Order Code: HIN/53
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This book contains the author's notes for a course that he taught at ETH, Zürich. The aim is to lead the reader to a proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem, the basic theorem in the representation theory of compact topological groups. The topological, analytical, and algebraic groundwork needed for the proof is provided as part of the course.

A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels.


General audience interested in the Peter-Weyl theorem.


"The presentation in this text is clear and to the point. The methods used are good classical ones. This is a good text for a student who knows little about locally compact groups and wants to get an introduction to some of the fundamental ideas needed to begin the study of them."

-- Mathematical Reviews

Table of Contents

  • Topological preliminaries
  • The Haar measure on a locally compact group
  • Hilbert spaces and the spectral theorem
  • Compact groups and their representations
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