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Projecting out representations

  1. Mar 23, 2010 #1

    I was trying to project out the two dimensional rep of S3 from its regular representation by using the projection operator (Georgi-Lie Algebras in Particle Physics-Chapter1).

    Now, as we know, a two-dimensional representation occurs twice in a regular representation. Thus, I am able to project out a 4x4 matrix from the 6x6 matrix of regular representation. But I am not able to figure out a way to bring this 4x4 matrix into block diagonal form with two 2X2 matrices. Is there a general procedure to accomplish this?
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