By Arvanitogeorgos, Andreas

It truly is notable that a lot approximately Lie teams might be packed into this small booklet. yet after interpreting it, scholars may be well-prepared to proceed with extra complicated, graduate-level issues in differential geometry or the speculation of Lie teams.

The idea of Lie teams consists of many components of arithmetic: algebra, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, research, and differential equations. during this publication, Arvanitoyeorgos outlines sufficient of the must haves to get the reader began. He then chooses a direction via this wealthy and numerous conception that goals for an realizing of the geometry of Lie teams and homogeneous areas. during this method, he avoids the additional element wanted for a radical dialogue of illustration concept.

Lie teams and homogeneous areas are specifically necessary to check in geometry, as they supply first-class examples the place amounts (such as curvature) are more straightforward to compute. an excellent realizing of them presents lasting instinct, particularly in differential geometry.

The writer offers a number of examples and computations. issues mentioned contain the category of compact and attached Lie teams, Lie algebras, geometrical facets of compact Lie teams and reductive homogeneous areas, and demanding sessions of homogeneous areas, comparable to symmetric areas and flag manifolds. purposes to extra complicated subject matters also are incorporated, akin to homogeneous Einstein metrics, Hamiltonian structures, and homogeneous geodesics in homogeneous areas.

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