Journal article

An identity for cocycles on coset spaces of locally compact groups

HK Dharmadasa, W Moran

Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics | Published : 2018


We prove here an identity for cocycles associated with homogeneous spaces in the context of locally compact groups. Mackey introduced cocycles (λ-functions) in his work on representation theory of such groups. For a given locally compact group G and a closed subgroup H of G, with right coset space G/H, a cocycle λ is a real-valued Borel function on G/H × G satisfying the cocycle identity λ(x, st) = λ(x.s, t)λ(x, s), almost everywhere x ∈ G/H, s, t ∈ G, where the “almost everywhere” is with respect to a measure whose null sets pull back to Haar measure null sets on G. Let H and K be regularly related closed subgroups of G. Our identity describes a relationship among cocycles for G/Hx, G/Ky an..

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