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Global character formulae
for compact Lie groups


Authors: A. H. Dooley and N. J. Wildberger
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 351 (1999), 477-495
MSC (1991): Primary 22E30; Secondary 43A75
MathSciNet review: 1638234
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Abstract: We introduce the concept of a modulator, which leads to a family of character formulae, each generalizing the Kirillov formula. For a suitable choice of modulator, this enables one to understand the Plancherel measure of a compact Lie group as arising from a partition of the identity on the dual of its Lie algebra.


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A. H. Dooley
Affiliation: School of Mathematics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia

N. J. Wildberger
Affiliation: School of Mathematics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-99-02406-X
Received by editor(s): April 30, 1995
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society