Journal of Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 131, Issue 2, pp 5508–5519 | Cite as

Finite Factor Representations of 2-Step Nilpotent Groups and the Orbit Method

  • K. P. Kokhas


In this paper, we describe factor representations of discrete 2-step nilpotent groups with 2-divisible center in the spirit of the orbit method. We show that some standard theorems of the orbit method are valid for these groups. In the case of countable 2-step nilpotent groups we explain how to construct a factor representation starting with an orbit of the “coadjoint representation.” We also prove that every factor representation (more precisely, every trace) can be obtained by this construction, and prove a theorem on the decomposition of a factor representation restricted to a subgroup. Bibliography: 7 titles.


Nilpotent Group Factor Representation Orbit Method Standard Theorem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. P. Kokhas
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  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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