Term of Award
Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)
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Thesis (open access)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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The Borel-Weil theorem is usually understood as a realization theorem for representations that have already been shown to exist by other means (``Theorem of the Highest Weight''). In this thesis we turn the tables and show that, at least in the case of the classical groups $G = U(n)$, $SO(n)$ and $Sp(2n)$, the Borel-Weil construction can be used to quite explicitly prove existence of an irreducible representation having highest weight $\lambda$, for each dominant integral form $\lambda$ on the Lie algebra of a maximal torus of $G$.
Timchenko, Kostiantyn, "A Constructive Proof of the Borel-Weil Theorem for Classical Groups" (2014). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 1144.