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AuthorBorho, W. author
TitleNilpotent Orbits, Primitive Ideals, and Characteristic Classes [electronic resource] : A Geometric Perspective in Ring Theory / by W. Borho, J-L. Brylinski, R. MacPherson
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston, 1989
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Descript VIII, 134 p. online resource


1. The Subject Matter. Consider a complex semisimple Lie group G with Lie algebra g and Weyl group W. In this book, we present a geometric perspective on the following circle of ideas: polynomials The "vertices" of this graph are some of the most important objects in representation theory. Each has a theory in its own right, and each has had its own independent historical development. - A nilpotent orbit is an orbit of the adjoint action of G on g which contains the zero element of g in its closure. (For the special linear group 2 G = SL(n,C), whose Lie algebra 9 is all n x n matrices with trace zero, an adjoint orbit consists of all matrices with a given Jordan canonical form; such an orbit is nilpotent if the Jordan form has only zeros on the diagonal. In this case, the nilpotent orbits are classified by partitions of n, given by the sizes of the Jordan blocks.) The closures of the nilpotent orbits are singular in general, and understanding their singularities is an important problem. - The classification of irreducible Weyl group representations is quite old


General Introduction -- ยง 1. A Description of Springerโ{128}{153}s Weyl Group Representations in Terms of Characteristic Classes of Cone Bundles -- 1.1 Segre classes of cone bundles -- 1.2 Characteristic class of a subvariety of a vector bundle -- 1.3 Characteristic class determined by a sheaf on a bundle -- 1.4 Comparison of the two definitions for Q -- 1.5 Homology of the flag variety -- 1.6 Cohomology of the flag variety -- 1.7 Orbital cone bundles on the flag variety -- 1.8 Realization of Springerโ{128}{153}s Weyl group representation -- 1.9 Reformulation in terms of intersection homology -- 1.10 The Weyl group action -- 1.11 Reduction to a crucial lemma -- 1.12 Completion of the proof of theorem 1.8 -- 1.13 Comparison with Springerโ{128}{153}s original construction -- 1.14 Theorem: The maps in the diagram are W equivariant -- 1.15 Hottaโ{128}{153}s transformation formulas -- ยง 2. Generalities on Equivariant K-Theory -- 2.1 Algebraic notion of fibre bundle -- 2.2 Equivariant vector bundles and definition of KG(X) -- 2.3 Equivariant homogeneous vector bundles -- 2.4 Functoriality in the group G -- 2.5 Functoriality in the space X -- 2.6 The sheaf theoretical point of view -- 2.7 Existence of equivariant locally free resolutions -- 2.8 Remarks on Gysin homomorphisms in terms of coherent sheaves -- 2.9 Equivariant K-theory on a vector bundle: Basic restriction techniques -- 2.10 Filtrations on KG(X) -- 2.11 Representation rings for example -- 2.12 Application of equivariant K-theory to D-modules -- ยง 3. Equivariant K-Theory of Torus Actions and Formal Characters -- 3.1 The completed representation ring of a torus -- 3.2 Formal characters of T-modules -- 3.3 Example -- 3.4 T-equivariant modules with highest weight -- 3.5 Projective and free cyclic highest weight modules -- 3.6 Formal characters of equivariant coherent sheaves -- 3.7 Restriction to the zero point -- 3.8 Computation of ? degree -- 3.9 Character polynomials -- 3.10 Degree of character polynomial equals codimension of support -- 3.11 Positivity property of character polynomials -- 3.12 Division by a nonzero divisor -- 3.13 Proof of theorem 3.10 and 3.11 -- 3.14 Determination of character polynomials by supports -- 3.15 The theory of Hilbertโ{128}{148}Samuel polynomials as a special case -- 3.16 Restriction to one parameter subgroups -- 3.17 A lemma on the growth of coefficients of a power series -- 3.18 An alternative proof of theorem 3.10 -- ยง 4. Equivariant Characteristic Classes of Orbital Cone Bundles -- 4.1 Borel pictures of the cohomology of a flag variety -- 4.2 Description in terms of harmonic polynomials on a Cartan subalgebra -- 4.3 Equivariant Kโ{128}{148}theory on T*X -- 4.4 Restriction to a fibre of T*X -- 4.5 Definition of equivariant characteristic classes -- 4.6 Comparison to the characteristic classes defined in ยง1 -- 4.7 Equivariant characteristic classes of orbital cone bundles -- 4.8 Comparison with Josephโ{128}{153}s notion of โ{128}{156}characteristic polynomialsโ{128}{157} -- 4.9 Generalization to the case of sheaves -- 4.10 Equivariance under a Levi subgroup -- 4.11 Multiple cross section of a unipotent action -- 4.12 For example SL2 equivariance -- 4.13 Completing the proof of theorem 4.7.2 -- 4.14 Reproving Hottaโ{128}{153}s transformation formula -- 4.15 On explicit computations of our characteristic classes -- 4.16 Example -- 4.17 Remark -- ยง 5. Primitive Ideals and Characteristic Classes -- 5.1 Characteristic class attached to a g module -- 5.2 Translation invariance -- 5.3 Characteristic variety of a Harishโ{128}{148}Chandra bimodule -- 5.4 Homogeneous Harish-Chandra bimodules -- 5.5 Characteristic cycle and class of a Harishโ{128}{148}Chandra bimodule -- 5.6 Identification with a character polynomial -- 5.7 Harmonicity of character polynomial -- 5.8 Equivariant characteristic class for a Harishโ{128}{148}Chandra bimodule -- 5.9 Alternative proof of identification with character polynomials -- 5.10 Some nonโ{128}{148}commutative algebra -- 5.11 Definition of the polynomials PW -- 5.12 Relation to primitive ideals -- 5.13 Irreducibility of Josephโ{128}{153}s Weyl group representation -- 5.14 Irreducibility of associated varieties of primitive ideals -- 5.15 Evaluation of character polynomials -- 5.16 Computation of Goldie ranks -- 5.17 Josephโ{128}{148}King factorization of polynomials PW -- 5.18 Goldie ranks of primitive ideals

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