One of the pressing problems in mathematical physics is to find a generalized Poincaré symmetry that could be applied to nonflat space-times. As a step in this direction, we define the semidirect product of groupoids Γ0 ⋊ Γ1 and investigate its properties. We also define the crossed product of a bundle of algebras with the groupoid Γ1 and prove that it is isomorphic to the convolutive algebra of the groupoid Γ0 ⋊ Γ1. We show that families of unitary representations of semidirect product groupoids in a bundle of Hilbert spaces are random operators. An important example is the Poincaré groupoid defined as the semidirect product of the subgroupoid of generalized Lorentz transformations and the subgroupoid of generalized translations.
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