Let G be a countable torsion free finitely generated nilpotent group. Then the Fourier transform can be considered as a map from the space of bounded degree 1 random operators to the Fourier algebra A(G). In this paper, we recover the matrix elements of a positive random variable from the corresponding positive definite function in A(G) for such a group. 1980 Mathematics subject classification (Amer. Math. Soc.): 46 L 55.
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