# 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 |
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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) | where is a primitive seventh root of unity. This is the same as Quadratic extension of 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 | Case : prime field Case : quadratic extension |

Smallest size splitting field | field:F11 |

## Family contexts

Family name | Parameter values | General discussion of linear representation theory of family |
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alternating group | degree , i.e., the group | 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 ] ) ]