Weak Hopf Algebras II: Representation theory, dimensions and the Markov trace
Abstract
If A is a weak C^*Hopf algebra then the category of finite dimensional unitary representations of A is a monoidal C^*category with monoidal unit being the GNS representation D_eps associated to the counit \eps. This category has isomorphic left dual and right dual objects which leads, as usual, to the notion of dimension function. However, if \eps is not pure the dimension function is matrix valued with rows and columns labelled by the irreducibles contained in D_eps. This happens precisely when the inclusions A^L < A and A^R < A are not connected. Still there exists a trace on A which is the Markov trace for both inclusions. We derive two numerical invariants for each C^*WHA of trivial hypercenter. These are the common indices I and \delta, of the Haar, respectively Markov conditional expectations of either one of the inclusions A^{L/R} < A and Adual^{L/R} < Adual. In generic cases I > \delta. In the special case of weak Kac algebras we show that I=\delta is an integer.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 1999
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.math/9906045
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/9906045
 Bibcode:
 1999math......6045B
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Quantum Algebra
 EPrint:
 45 pages, LaTeX, submitted to J. Algebra