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By Hans Samelson

This revised variation of Notes on Lie Algebras covers structuring, category, and representations of semisimple Lie algebras, a classical box that has turn into more and more vital to mathematicians and physicists. The text's objective is to introduce the scholar to the elemental evidence and their derivations utilizing a right away strategy in modern-day form of pondering and language. the most prerequisite for a transparent knowing of the publication is Linear Algebra, of a fairly refined nature. For this revised version, error were eradicated, a couple of proofs were rewritten with extra readability, and a few new fabric has been further.

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1 we recall that A1 , = sl(2, C), is the (complex) Lie algebra with basis {H, X+ , X− } and relations [HX+ ] = 2X+ , [HX− ] = −2X− , [X+ X− ] = H. (Incidentally, this is also su(2)C , the complexified su(2), and therefore also o(3)C . ) Our purpose in this and the following section is to describe all representations of A1 . , in physics, in particular in elementary quantum theory); furthermore, the results foreshadow the general case; and, finally, we will use the results in studying the structure and representations of semisimple Lie algebras.

Put d = 2e = r − p, and note Hve = 2qve , by r − 2e = 2q . We show first that there is another eigenvector of H to this eigenvalue. If not, then there exists a vector u0 , not in V , with Hu0 = 2qu0 +ve (namely a vector annulled by (H − 2q)2 , but not by H − 2q itself); we may arrange π(u0 ) = w0 . We form u1 = X− u0 , u2 = X− u1 , . . and prove inductively (using HX− = X− H − 2X− ) the relation Hui = (2q − 2i)ui + ve+i . We now distinguish the cases q < s and q = s. (a) If q < s, then up+1 lies in V , since by equivariance we have π(up+1 ) = X− wp = 0.

28 1 G ENERALITIES (Warning: The u and v are not the components of the vectors of C2 . , x → ax + by, y → cx + dy , resp x → αx + βy , y → γx − αy . With x and y interpreted (as they should be) as the dual basis of the dual space to C2 , this describes the transposed action of the original one, with the transposed matrix. Thus we are in the wrong space (although it is quite naturally isomorphic to C2 ) and we don’t have a representation (but an antirepresentation). The second trouble can be remedied by using the inverse, resp negative, and thus getting the contragredient representation Ds .

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