Representation Theory: We note how to transfer a group action of a group G on a set X to a group action on F(X), the functions on X. Because F(X) is a vector space, we obtain a representation of the group, and we can apply previous techniques. In particular, the group acts on itself in several ways. We give an overview of features to expect from Fourier analysis on the circle group.
Doctor Bob provides 18 short video lectures on the introduction to representation theory. Group representations are where group theory meets linear algebra, and important applications arise in various math subjects (number theory, analysis, algebraic geometry), physics, and chemistry.
We consider the basic representation theory of finite groups. Goals include a look at Fourier series/analysis using groups and elementary character theory.