Note on E representations in
C10 character table



8 irreducible representations of point group C10 have complex values. 4 two-dimensional real-valued representations E can be constructed as direct sum of the 4 pairs complex plus conjugate complex irreducible representation.

E1 = E1a ⊕ E1b
E2 = E2a ⊕ E2b
E3 = E3a ⊕ E3b
E4 = E4a ⊕ E4b


ε=exp(2πi/10)
C10 E C10 C5 (C10)3 (C5)2 C2 (C5)3 (C10)7 (C5)4 (C10)9
A 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
B 1 -1 1 -1 1 -1 1 -1 1 -1
E1 E1a
E1b
1
1
ε*
ε*
ε2*
ε2*
2*
2*
*
*
-1
-1
*
*
2*
2*
ε2*
ε2*
ε*
ε*
E2 E2a
E2b
1
1
ε2*
ε2*
*
*
*
*
ε2*
ε2*
1
1
ε2*
ε2*
*
*
*
*
ε2*
ε2*
E3 E3a
E3b
1
1
2*
2*
*
*
ε*
ε*
ε2*
ε2*
-1
-1
ε2*
ε2*
ε*
ε*
*
*
2*
2*
E4 E4a
E4b
1
1
*
*
ε2*
ε2*
ε2*
ε2*
*
*
1
1
*
*
ε2*
ε2*
ε2*
ε2*
*
*


Obviously the E representations are reducible. Nevertheless the E representations are treated often as irreducible representations and are called real-valued or pseudo irreducible representations. One should keep in mind that general statements for character tables fail for real-valued representations. For example:



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