Linear representation theory of alternating group:A7

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This article gives specific information, namely, linear representation theory, about a particular group, namely: alternating group:A7.
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Summary

Item Value
degrees of irreducible representations over a splitting field 1,6,10,10,14,14,15,21,35
grouped form: 1 (1 time), 6 (1 time), 10 (2 times), 14 (2 times), 15 (1 time), 21 (1 time), 35 (1 time)
maximum: 35, lcm: 210, number: 9, sum of squares: 2520
Minimal splitting field, i.e., field of realization of all irreducible representations (characteristic zero) \mathbb{Q}(\omega + \omega^2 + \omega^4) where \omega is a primitive seventh root of unity. This is the same as \mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-7})
Quadratic extension of \mathbb{Q}
Same as field generated by character values
Condition for a field of characteristic not 2,3,5, or 7, to be a splitting field -7 should be a square in the field.
Minimal splitting field, i.e., field of realization of all irreducible representations in prime characteristic p \ne 2,3,5,7 Case p \equiv 1,2,4 \pmod 7: prime field \mathbb{F}_p
Case p \equiv 3,5,6 \pmod 7: quadratic extension \mathbb{F}_{p^2}
Smallest size splitting field field:F11


Family contexts

Family name Parameter values General discussion of linear representation theory of family
alternating group A_n degree n = 7, i.e., the group A_7 linear representation theory of alternating groups

GAP implementation

Degrees of irreducible representations

The degrees of irreducible representations can be computed using GAP's CharacterDegrees, CharacterTable, and AlternatingGroup functions:

gap> CharacterDegrees(AlternatingGroup(7));
[ [ 1, 1 ], [ 6, 1 ], [ 10, 2 ], [ 14, 2 ], [ 15, 1 ], [ 21, 1 ], [ 35, 1 ] ]

This means there is 1 degree 1 irreducible, 1 degree 6 irreducible, 2 degree 10 irreducibles, 2 degree 14 irreducibles, and 1 irreducible each of degrees 15, 21, 35.

Character table

The characters of irreducible representations can be computed using the Irr, CharacterTable, and CharacterDegree functions:

gap> Irr(CharacterTable(AlternatingGroup(7)));
[ Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ), [ 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ] ), Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ),
    [ 6, 2, 3, -1, 0, 0, 1, -1, -1 ] ), Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ), [ 10, -2, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, E(7)^3+E(7)^5+E(7)^6, E(7)+E(7)^2+E(7)^4
     ] ), Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ), [ 10, -2, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, E(7)+E(7)^2+E(7)^4, E(7)^3+E(7)^5+E(7)^6 ] ),
  Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ), [ 14, 2, 2, 2, -1, 0, -1, 0, 0 ] ), Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ),
    [ 14, 2, -1, -1, 2, 0, -1, 0, 0 ] ), Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ), [ 15, -1, 3, -1, 0, -1, 0, 1, 1 ] ),
  Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ), [ 21, 1, -3, 1, 0, -1, 1, 0, 0 ] ), Character( CharacterTable( Alt( [ 1 .. 7 ] ) ),
    [ 35, -1, -1, -1, -1, 1, 0, 0, 0 ] ) ]