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Volume 12, Issue 10 (Oct 2014)


A reverse engineering approach to the Weil representation

Anne-Marie Aubert / Tomasz Przebinda
Published Online: 2014-06-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11533-014-0428-8


We describe a new approach to the Weil representation attached to a symplectic group over a finite or a local field. We dissect the representation into small pieces, study how they work, and put them back together. This way, we obtain a reversed construction of that of T. Thomas, skipping most of the literature on which the latter is based.

MSC: 22E45; 20C33; 22E46

Keywords: Weil representation; Oscillator representation; Metaplectic representation

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Published Online: 2014-06-21

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Citation Information: Open Mathematics, ISSN (Online) 2391-5455, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11533-014-0428-8.

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