Complex Semisimple Lie Algebras By Jean-Pierre Serre
English | True PDF | 2001 | 85 Pages | ISBN : 364263222X | 4.36 MB
These short notes, already well-known in their original French edition, give the basic theory of semisimple Lie algebras over the complex numbers, including classification theorem. The author begins with a summary of the general properties of nilpotent, solvable, and semisimple Lie algebras. Subsequent chapters introduce Cartan subalgebras, root systems, and linear representations. The last chapter discusses the connection between Lie algebras, complex groups and compact groups; it is intended to guide the reader towards further study.