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The Chern character
for classical matrix groups

Author: Jay A. Wood
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 126 (1998), 1237-1244
MSC (1991): Primary 55R40
MathSciNet review: 1443417
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Abstract: We give explicit formulas for representations of classical matrix groups whose Chern characters have lowest order terms equal to standard characteristic classes. For $\operatorname{SO}(2r)$, the Euler class $e$ does not arise in this way, but $2^{r-1} e$ does arise in this way.

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Jay A. Wood
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana 46323-2094

Received by editor(s): October 1, 1996
Additional Notes: The author was partially supported by NSA grants MDA904-94-H-2025 and MDA904-96-1-0067, and by Purdue University Calumet Scholarly Research Awards.
Dedicated: To S. S. Chern
Communicated by: Thomas Goodwillie
Article copyright: © Copyright 1998 American Mathematical Society