# Characters of representations #

This file introduces characters of representation and proves basic lemmas about how characters behave under various operations on representations.

A key result is the orthogonality of characters for irreducible representations of finite group
over an algebraically closed field whose characteristic doesn't divide the order of the group. It
is the theorem `char_orthonormal`

## Implementation notes #

Irreducible representations are implemented categorically, using the `Simple`

class defined in
`Mathlib.CategoryTheory.Simple`

## TODO #

- Once we have the monoidal closed structure on
`FdRep k G`

and a better API for the rigid structure,`char_dual`

and`char_linHom`

should probably be stated in terms of`Vᘁ`

and`ihom V W`

.

The character of a representation `V : FDRep k G`

is the function associating to `g : G`

the
trace of the linear map `V.ρ g`

.

## Equations

- V.character g = (LinearMap.trace k (CoeSort.coe V)) (V.ρ g)

## Instances For

Orthogonality of characters for irreducible representations of finite group over an algebraically closed field whose characteristic doesn't divide the order of the group.