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Spherical Functions on $\SO_0(p,q)/\SO(p)\times \SO(q)$

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 Printed: Dec 1999
  • P. Sawyer
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An integral formula is derived for the spherical functions on the symmetric space $G/K=\break \SO_0(p,q)/\SO(p)\times \SO(q)$. This formula allows us to state some results about the analytic continuation of the spherical functions to a tubular neighbourhood of the subalgebra $\a$ of the abelian part in the decomposition $G=KAK$. The corresponding result is then obtained for the heat kernel of the symmetric space $\SO_0(p,q)/\SO (p)\times\SO (q)$ using the Plancherel formula. In the Conclusion, we discuss how this analytic continuation can be a helpful tool to study the growth of the heat kernel.
MSC Classifications: 33C55, 17B20, 53C35 show english descriptions Spherical harmonics
Simple, semisimple, reductive (super)algebras
Symmetric spaces [See also 32M15, 57T15]
33C55 - Spherical harmonics
17B20 - Simple, semisimple, reductive (super)algebras
53C35 - Symmetric spaces [See also 32M15, 57T15]

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