Multiplicity formulas for finite dimensional and generalized principal series representations
The article presents two results. (1) Let a be a reductive Lie algebra over ℂ and let b be a reductive subalgebra of a. The first result gives the formula for multiplicity with which a finite dimensional irreducible representation of b appears in a given finite dimensional irreducible representation of a in a general situation. This generalizes a known theorem due to Kostant in a special case. (2) LetG be a connected real semisimple Lie group andK a maximal compact subgroup ofG. The second result is a formula for multiplicity with which an irreducible representation ofK occurs in a generalized representation ofG arising not necessarily from fundamental Cartan subgroup ofG. This generalizes a result due to Enright and Wallach in a fundamental case.