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A Completeness relation for SO(N)

  1. Jul 1, 2016 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone knows what the completeness relation for the fundamental representation of SO(N) is.
    For example, in the SU(N) we know that, if [itex]T^a_{ij}[/itex] are the generators of the fundamental representation then we have the following relation
    This follows from the fact that the [itex]T^a[/itex], together with the identity form a complete basis for the [itex]N\times N[/itex] complex matrices.

    Does anyone know how to find the analogous for SO(N) (if any)?

    Thanks a lot!
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  3. Jul 2, 2016 #2


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    There is not an analogue. See http://repositorio.unesp.br/bitstream/handle/11449/23433/WOS000234099500010.pdf?sequence=1 [Broken] by C. C. Nishi
    equation 22 and the paragraph following it.
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  4. Nov 24, 2016 #3
    Such a relation you can obtain in fundamental rep by yourself just using definition of generators
    (\lambda_{ab})_{cd}=-i(\delta_{ac}\delta_{bd}-\delta_{ad}\delta_{bc}) \in so(n).
    By contracting with an other $\lambda_{ab})_{$ you get

    In spinor rep it's going to be more complicated.
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