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Quasiparabolic Subgroups of Coxeter Groups and Their Hecke Algebra Module Structures


Lu, Daodi (2017) Quasiparabolic Subgroups of Coxeter Groups and Their Hecke Algebra Module Structures. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z9J67DXZ.


It is well known that the R-polynomial can be defined for the Hecke algebra of Coxeter groups, and the Kazhdan-Lusztig theory can be developed to understand the representations of Hecke algebra. There is also a generalization for the existence of R-polynomial and Kazhdan-Lusztig theory for the Hecke algebra module of standard parabolic subgroups of Coxeter groups. In recent work of Rains and Vazirani, a generalization of standard parabolic subgroups, called quasiparabolic subgroups, are introduced, and the corresponding Hecke algebra module is well-defined. However, the existence of the analogous involution (Kazhdan-Lusztig bar operator) on the Hecke algebra module of quasiparabolic subgroups is unknown in general. Assuming the existence of the bar-operator, the corresponding R-polynomials and Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials can be constructed. We prove the existence of the bar operator for the corresponding Hecke algebra modules of quasiparabolic subgroups in finite classical Coxeter groups with a case-by-case verification (Chapter 4). As preparation, we classify all quasiparabolic subgroups of finite classical Coxeter groups. The approach is to first find all rotation subgroups of finite classical Coxeter groups (Chapter 2). Then we exclude the non-quasiparabolic subgroups and confirm the quasiparabolic subgroups (Chapter 3).

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Coxeter Group, Hecke Algebra, Kazhdan-Lusztig Theory
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Rains, Eric M.
Thesis Committee:
  • Rains, Eric M. (chair)
  • Katz, Nets H.
  • Sheffer, Adam
  • Wales, David B.
Defense Date:31 October 2016
Non-Caltech Author Email:ludaodi (AT)
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:11042016-133007537
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:9972
Deposited By: Daodi Lu
Deposited On:10 Nov 2016 23:58
Last Modified:04 Oct 2019 00:14

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