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By Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr

ISBN-10: 0511424183

ISBN-13: 9780511424182

ISBN-10: 0521889693

ISBN-13: 9780521889698

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40 implies that there is a corresponding connected Lie subgroup H → G1 × G2 . Composing this embedding with the projection p : G1 × G2 → G1 , we get a morphism of Lie groups π : H → G1 , and π∗ : h = Lie(H ) → g1 is an isomorphism. 3, π is a covering map. On the other hand, G1 is simply-connected, and H is connected, so π must be an isomorphism. Thus, we have an inverse map π −1 : G1 → H . π −1 Now construct the map ϕ : G1 → G2 as a composition G1 −−→ H → G1 ×G2 → G2 . By definition, it is a morphism of Lie groups, and ϕ∗ : g1 → g2 is the composition x → (x, f (x)) → f (x).

If G1 , G2 are Lie groups (real or complex) and G1 is connected and simply connected, then Hom(G1 , G2 ) = Hom(g1 , g2 ), where g1 , g2 are Lie algebras of G1 , G2 respectively. 42 (Lie’s third theorem). Any finite-dimensional real or complex Lie algebra is isomorphic to a Lie algebra of a Lie group (respectively, real or complex). 42 are the fundamental theorems of Lie theory; their proofs are discussed below. In particular, combining these theorems with the previous results, we get the following important corollary.

An easy calculation shows that this vector field is given by va (x) = aij xj ∂i , where x1 , . . xn are the coordinates of a point x in the standard basis of Rn , and ∂i = ∂x∂ i . Another important example is the action of G on itself by left multiplication. 27. h = gh. Then for every x ∈ g, the corresponding vector field ξ = L∗ x ∈ Vect(G) is the right-invariant vector field such that ξ(1) = x. Proof. Consider the one-parameter subgroup exp(tx) ⊂ G. 6, for any g ∈ G, we have L∗ x(g) = dtd |t=0 (exp(tx)g) = xg.

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