Spherical Functions on a Group of p-adic Type

Arun Ram
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010 Australia

Last update: 13 February 2014


Chapter I: Basic properties of spherical functions (1.1) The algebra (G,K)
(1.2) Spherical measures and spherical functions
(1.3) Induction of spherical functions
(1.4) Positive definite spherical functions and representations of class 1
(1.5) Fourier analysis

Chapter II: Groups of p-adic type (2.1) Root systems
(2.2) Affine roots
(2.3) BN-pairs
(2.4) Buildings
(2.5) Groups with affine root structure
(2.6) Cartan and Iwasawa decompositions
(2.7) Groups of p-adic type

Chapter III: Spherical functions on a group of p-adic type (3.1) The root system Σ1
(3.2) Haar measures
(3.3) Zonal spherical functions on G relative to K

Chapter IV: Calculation of the spherical functions (4.1) Statement of result
(4.2) Prehminary reductions
(4.3) The integral U(a)ϕs(ua)dua
(4.4) Reduction of Jw(s)
(4.5) End of the proof
(4.6) The singular case
(4.7) Bounded spherical functions

Chapter V: Plancherel measure (5.1) The standard case
(5.2) The exceptional case
(5.3) Comparison with the real and complex cases

Notes and references

This is a typed version of the book Spherical Functions on a Group of p-adic Type by I. G. Macdonald, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. This book is copyright the University of Madras, Madras 5, India and was first published November 1971.

Published by the Ramanujan Institute, University of Madras, and printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 41A Acharyya Jagadish Bose Road, Calcutta 17, India.

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