A.I. Kostrikin, I.R. Shafarevich, Algebra IX: Finite Groups of Lie Type. Finite-Dimensional Division Algebras
ISBN: 3540570381 | edition 2001 | PDF | 239 pages | 11 mb
The finite groups of Lie type are of central mathematical importance and the problem of understanding their irreducible representations is of great interest. The representation theory of these groups over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero was developed by P.Deligne and G.Lusztig in 1976 and subsequently in a series of papers by Lusztig culminating in his book in 1984. The purpose of the first part of this book is to give an overview of the subject, without including detailed proofs.