Monomial bases and branching rules
Alexander Molev and Oksana Yakimova
Following a question of Vinberg, a general method to construct monomial bases for finite-dimensional irreducible representations of a reductive Lie algebra was developed in a series of papers by Feigin, Fourier, and Littelmann. Relying on this method, we construct monomial bases of multiplicity spaces associated with the restriction of the representation to a reductive subalgebra. As an application, we produce monomial bases for representations of the general linear and symplectic Lie algebras associated with natural chains of subalgebras. We also show that our basis in type A is related to both the Gelfand–Tsetlin basis and the Littelmann basis via triangular transition matrices which implies that the triangularity property extends to the matrix connecting the Gelfand–Tsetlin and canonical bases. A similar relationship holds between our basis in type C and a suitably modified version of the basis constructed earlier by the first author.
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