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By Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr

ISBN-10: 0511424183

ISBN-13: 9780511424182

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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.

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