# An Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras by Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr

By Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr

This can be a wickedly sturdy ebook. it really is concise (yeah!) and it truly is good written. it misses out on plenty of stuff (spin representations, etc..). yet when you learn this ebook you could have the formalism down pat, after which every thing else turns into easy.

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Solving this differential equation by power series gives the Campbell–Hausdorff formula. 6]. 38. The group operation in a connected Lie group G can be recovered from the commutator in g = T1 G. Indeed, locally the group law is determined by the Campbell–Hausdorff formula, and G is generated by a neighborhood of 1. Note, however, that by itself this corollary does not allow us to recover the group G from its Lie algebra g: it only allows us to determine the group law provided that we already know the structure of G as a manifold.

Stabilizers and the center Having developed the basic theory of Lie algebras, we can now go back to proving various results about Lie groups which were announced in Chapter 2, such as proving that the stabilizer of a point is a closed Lie subgroup. 29. Let G be a Lie group acting on a manifold M (respectively, a complex Lie group holomorphically acting on a complex manifold M ), and let m ∈ M. (1) The stabilizer Gm = {g ∈ G | gm = m} is a closed Lie subgroup in G, with Lie algebra h = {x ∈ g | ρ∗ (x)(m) = 0}, where ρ∗ (x) is the vector ﬁeld on M corresponding to x.

The proof we give here is based on the notion of integrable distribution. For the reader’s convenience, we give the basic deﬁnitions here; details can be found in [49] or [55]. A k-dimensional distribution on a manifold M is a k-dimensional subbundle D ⊂ TM . In other words, at every point p ∈ M we have a k-dimensional subspace Dp ⊂ Tp M , which smoothly depends on p. This is a generalization of a well-known notion of direction ﬁeld, commonly used in the theory of ordinary differential equations.