On inner product in modular tensor categories. I
Abstract
In this paper we study modular tensor categories (braided rigid balanced tensor categories with additional finiteness and nondegeneracy conditions), in particular, representations of quantum groups at roots of unity. We show that the action of modular group on certain spaces of morphisms in MTC is unitary with respect to the natural inner product on these spaces. In a special case of category based on representations of the quantum group U_q sl_n at roots of unity we show that in some of these spaces of morphisms (for U_q sl_2, in all of them) the action of modular group can be written in terms of values of Macdonald's polynomials of type A at roots of unity. This gives identities for these special values, both known before (symmetry identity) and new ones. The paper contains a detailed exposition of the theory of modular categories as well as construction of modular categories from representation of quantum groups at roots of unity
 Publication:

eprint arXiv:qalg/950801
 Pub Date:
 August 1995
 arXiv:
 arXiv:qalg/9508017
 Bibcode:
 1995q.alg.....8017K
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Quantum Algebra
 EPrint:
 38 pages, AmsTeX