# Questions tagged [characters]

For questions about the algebraic concept of 'character': a function from a group into a field satisfying certain properties. Not to be confused with the more commonly known psychological term.

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### Schur positivity of a polynomial

Suppose a polynomial of the form $$\prod_i^d \sum_j^p x_i^{f_j}$$ clearly symmetric, where $f_j\in \mathbb{N}$. There is a way to find the set of $f$ numbers such that this polynomial is Schur ...
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### The sum (with multiplicity) of the cubes of irreducible character degrees of a finite group

Throughout $G$ is a finite, non-abelian group. $\DeclareMathOperator\Irr{Irr}\DeclareMathOperator\AD{AD}\DeclareMathOperator\cp{cp}\newcommand\card{\lvert#1\rvert}$ Let $\Irr(G)$ be the set of ...
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### “Character” theory via dualisable $2$ categories

One interesting way to describe the ordinary (over $\mathbb{C}$) character theory of finite groups is to view the categories $Rep(G)$ together in a $2$ category with bimodules as morphisms. This $2$ ...
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### Link between characters and isotypic components

I am currently studying finite complex reflection groups using the book written by Lehrer and Taylor called "Unitary Reflection Groups" and I am unsure if I understood isotypic components ...
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### The zero entries in the character table of a finite group

When you browse the character tables of the small finite groups (for example here), you can observe that every zero entry corresponds to the value of an irreducible character $\chi$ on a non-central ...
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### Show that if $\Theta$ is an infinitesimal weight of a real $T$-module $W$ ($T$ is a torus) then $-\Theta$ is also a weight

Show that if $\Theta$ is an infinitesimal weight of a real $T$-module $W$ ($T$ is a torus) then $-\Theta$ is also a weight. It is an exercise of Bröcker's book on Representations of Compact Lie ...