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The two-dimensional symplectic and metaplectic groups and their universal cover

Simon, R and Mukunda, N (1993) The two-dimensional symplectic and metaplectic groups and their universal cover. In: Symmetries in Science, VI, 1992, Bregenz, 659-689.

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Abstract

We give a detailed discussion of the group ${\rm Sp}(2,\bold R)$, organized in such a way as to lead to explicit constructive descriptions of the metaplectic group ${\rm Mp}(2)$ and the universal covering group $\overline{{\rm Sp}(2,\bold R)}$. The aim is to make clear in easily visible fashion the global topological relationships among these groups of physical relevance, and to make practical calculations with them feasible. The properties of one-parameter subgroups and the exponential map, and of the Iwasawa decomposition, are also investigated in detail for these groups.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 10:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/954

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