Representation Theory of Semisimple Groups
An Overview Based on Examples (PMS-36)
Anthony W. Knapp
With a new preface by the author


In this classic work, Anthony W. Knapp offers a survey of representation theory of semisimple Lie groups in a way that reflects the spirit of the subject and corresponds to the natural learning process. This book is a model of exposition and an invaluable resource for both graduate students and researchers. Although theorems are always stated precisely, many illustrative examples or classes of examples are given. To support this unique approach, the author includes for the reader a useful 300-item bibliography and an extensive section of notes.

Anthony W. Knapp is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook. The author of numerous books, he is the former editor of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.