Representation Theory: With orthogonality of characters, we have an orthonormal basis of L^2(G). We note the basic philosophy behind the Fourier transform and apply it to the character basis. From this comes the definition of convolution, explored in 7.3.
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.