By Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr
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9. Complex and real forms An interesting application of the correspondence between Lie groups and Lie algebras is the interplay between real and complex Lie algebras and groups. 9. 49. Let g be a real Lie algebra. Its complexiﬁcation is the complex Lie algebra gC = g ⊗R C = g ⊕ ig with the obvious commutator. In this situation, we will also say that g is a real form of gC . In some cases, complexiﬁcation is obvious: for example, if g = sl(n, R), then gC = sl(n, C). The following important example, however, is less obvious.
36. Let x, y ∈ g be such that [x, y] = 0. Then exp(x) exp(y) = exp(x + y) = exp(y) exp(x). Proof. 12) way of deducing this theorem is as follows. 5). 28, [ξ , η] = 0. e. the ﬂow of ξ preserves ﬁeld η. This, in turn, implies that tξ commutes with the ﬂow of ﬁeld s η, so tξ sη −t ξ = η . 6, we get exp(tx) exp(sy) exp(−tx) = exp(sy), so exp(tx), exp(sy) commute for all values of s, t. In particular, this implies that exp(tx) exp(ty) is a one-parameter subgroup; computing the tangent vector at t = 0, we see that exp(tx) exp(ty) = exp(t(x + y)).
1. Exponential map We are now turning to the study of arbitrary Lie groups. 29), to general Lie groups. We can not use power series to deﬁne it because we do not have multiplication in g. However, it turns out that there is still a way to deﬁne such a map so that most of the results about the exponential map for matrix groups can be generalized to arbitrary groups, and this gives us a key to studying Lie groups. 29). 1. Let G be a real or complex Lie group, g = T1 G, and let x ∈ g. Then there exists a unique morphism of Lie groups γx : K → G such that γ˙x (0) = x, where dot stands for derivative with respect to t.
An Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras by Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr