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Two theorems of Group Theory

  1. Aug 23, 2015 #1
    I am studying Group Theory at the moment and i am not sure about a theorem.
    Is it true that a Lie Group G is compact if and only if every finite complex representation of it is unitary?
    I know that is true the if, but what about the viceversa?
    Same question.
    Is it true that a Lie group is compact if and only if every irreducible representaion unitary is finite?
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2015 #2
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  4. Aug 29, 2015 #3
    If a Lie group is not compact is it true that all its irreducibile unitary representations are infinite dimensional?
     
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