Invariant differential operators on a real semisimple Lie algebra and their radial components

Author:
Mohsen Pazirandeh

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **182** (1973), 119-131

MSC:
Primary 22E45; Secondary 17B20

MathSciNet review:
0335689

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Abstract: Let be the symmetric algebra over the complexification of the real semisimple Lie algebra . For is the corresponding differential operator on . denotes the algebra generated by and multiplication by polynomials on . For any open set is the algebra of differential operators with -coefficients on *U*. Let be a Cartan subalgebra of the set of its regular points and , *P* some positive system of roots. Let , *G* the connected adjoint group of .

Harish-Chandra showed that, for each , there is a unique differential operator on such that for all *G*-invariant , and that if , then for some . In particular and invariant.

We prove these results by different, yet simpler methods. We reduce evaluation of , invariant) via Weyl's unitarian trick, to the case of compact *G*. This case is proved using an evaluation of a family of *G*-invariant eigenfunctions on:

For *G*-invariant , we prove using properties of derivations of induced by and of the algebra of polynomials on invariant under the Weyl group.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1973-0335689-7

Keywords:
Radial components,
invariant differential operators

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American Mathematical Society