Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 1–47

An Introduction to p-adic Fields, Harmonic Analysis and the Representation Theory of SL2

  • Paul J. SallyJr.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007583108067

Cite this article as:
Sally, P.J. Letters in Mathematical Physics (1998) 46: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1007583108067


In this expository article, we develop in considerable detail harmonic analysis on p-adic fields. This harmonic analysis is distinctly different from that on the real and complex numbers due to the nature of the underlying topology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. SallyJr.
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoU.S.A.