Date Thesis Awarded

5-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Mathematics

Advisor

Pierre Clare

Committee Members

Chi-Kwong Li

Enrico Rossi

Abstract

We discuss the properties of principal series representations of SL(3,R) induced from a minimal parabolic subgroup. We present the general theory of induced representations in the language of fiber bundles, and outline the construction of principal series from structure theory of semisimple Lie groups. For SL(3,R), we show the explicit realization a novel picture of principal series based on the nonstandard picture introduced by Kobayashi, Orsted, and Pevzner for symplectic groups. We conclude by studying the K-types of SL(3,R) through Frobenius reciprocity, and evaluate prospects in developing simple intertwiners between principal series representations.

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