Trivial Representation of SL(2,R)ΒΆ

Let us consider again the case of SL(2,R) and the trivial representation.:

atlas> set G=SL(2,R)
Identifier G: RealForm
atlas> G
Value: connected split real group with Lie algebra 'sl(2,R)'
atlas> p:=trivial(G)
Value: final parameter (x=2,lambda=[1]/1,nu=[1]/1)
atlas> set x=x(p)
Identifier x: KGBElt (hiding previous one of type KGBElt)
atlas> x:=x(p)
Value: KGB element #2
atlas> theta:=involution(x)
Value:
| -1 |

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So the parameter for the trivial representation contains information of the Cartan subgroup and its cartan involution, $theta$, encoded in the $K\G/B$ element x. In this case $theta=-1$. This means it is the split Cartan, which is isomorphic to ${mathbb R }^x$

We also have encoded information about he character which, as we saw in the section on characters of real tori, is given by lambda and nu. Here nu=1 is the differential of the character, and lambda=1 gives the character on the component group ${mathbb Z}/(1-theta){mathbb Z}=mathbb Z/2{mathbb Z}$, of the torus:

atlas> (1+theta)*lambda(p)/2
Value: [ 0 ]/1
atlas> (1-theta)*nu(p)/2
Value: [ 1 ]/1
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