Irreducibility of the Tensor Product of Specializations of the Burau Representation of the Braid Groups

Mohammad N. Abdulrahim, Wiaam M. Zeid
2011 ISRN Algebra  
The reduced Burau representation is a one-parameter representation of , the braid group on strings. Specializing the parameter to nonzero complex number gives a representation : , which is either irreducible or has an irreducible composition factor : . In our paper, we let , and we determine a sufficient condition for the irreducibility of the tensor product of irreducible Burau representations. This is a generalization of our previous work concerning the cases and .
doi:10.5402/2011/104263 fatcat:bsj63axxjfejnne2axm63gri3i