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A similar possibility exists for the introduction of a horizontal mirror plane to produce groups % = ^i x °h- In this case, the two sets of irreps are denoted by adding primes and double primes to the original irreps of %. Examples are C3h = C3 x ah and D3h = D3 x ah. Another matter that requires special attention is the case of complex characters. In certain low-symmetry groups complex numbers appear among the characters of some one-dimensional irreps. ) In such cases, the irreps appear as pairs in which the characters are complex conjugates of each other.
To these theorems we add the following: 3. Existence of a totally symmetric irrep: every group has a one-dimensional irrep for which x(R) = D(R) = 1 for every operation R. g. A, A', A g or Aig). 4. Since D(E) for the identity operation must be the (diagonal) unit matrix of dimensionality la, it follows that x(a)(E) = la. 5. The orthogonality theorem for characters: If a and /3 are two irreps of a group <§ of order h, then (3-13) Z*#«)(/i)*a0(/O = hdaP where the summation is taken over all the group operations, R, and 5a/3 is the Kronecker delta.
2-2 Thermoelectric effects For our present purposes, the thermoelectric cross effects will be considered. We concern ourselves only with simultaneous heat and electrical flow involving the fluxes ht and /,- that appeared in Eqs. (1) and (2). It can then be shown, in accordance with the requirements of Eq. (7), that the correct choice for the thermal force is x^ = -(i/r)vr (2-8) Xe = - V 0 (2-9) and for the electrical force where 4> - 0 " V>fc is a generalization of the electrical potential, called the electrochemical potential, which includes the chemical potential \i of the electrons.