Representation Theory: We define convolution of two functions on L^2(G) and note general properties. Three themes: convolution as an analogue of matrix multiplication, convolution with character as an orthogonal projection on L^2(G), and using using convolution to project onto irreducible types in representations.
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.