Frontiers of Mathematics in China

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 371–397 | Cite as

Construct irreducible representations of quantum groups U q (ƒ m (K))

  • Xin TangEmail author
Research Article


In this paper, we construct families of irreducible representations for a class of quantum groups U q (ƒ m (K)). First, we give a natural construction of irreducible weight representations for U q (ƒ m (K)) using methods in spectral theory developed by Rosenberg. Second, we study the Whittaker model for the center of U q (ƒ m (K)). As a result, the structure of Whittaker representations is determined, and all irreducible Whittaker representations are explicitly constructed. Finally, we prove that the annihilator of a Whittaker representation is centrally generated.


Hyperbolic algebra spectral theory Whittaker modules quantum group 


17B10 17B35 17B37 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics & Computer ScienceFayetteville State UniversityFayettevilleUSA

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