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VOL. 42 | 2007 Wrapping Brownian motion and heat kernels on compact Lie groups


The fundamental solution of the heat equation on $\mathboldR^n$ is known as the heat kernel which is also the transition density of a Brownian motion. Similar statements hold when $\mathboldR^n$ is replaced by a Lie group. We briefly demonstrate how the results on $\mathboldR^n$ concerning the heat kernel and Brownian motion may be easily transferred to compact Lie groups using the wrapping map of Dooley and Wildberger.


Published: 1 January 2007
First available in Project Euclid: 18 November 2014

zbMATH: 1183.22004
MathSciNet: MR2328514

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