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AuthorHochschild, Gerhard P. author
TitleBasic Theory of Algebraic Groups and Lie Algebras [electronic resource] / by Gerhard P. Hochschild
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1981
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Descript 267 p. online resource


The theory of algebraic groups results from the interaction of various basic techniques from field theory, multilinear algebra, commutative ring theory, algebraic geometry and general algebraic representation theory of groups and Lie algebras. It is thus an ideally suitable framework for exhibiting basic algebra in action. To do that is the principal concern of this text. Accordingly, its emphasis is on developing the major general mathematical tools used for gaining control over algebraic groups, rather than on securing the final definitive results, such as the classification of the simple groups and their irreducible representations. In the same spirit, this exposition has been made entirely self-contained; no detailed knowledge beyond the usual standard material of the first one or two years of graduate study in algebra is preยญ supposed. The chapter headings should be sufficient indication of the content and organisation of this book. Each chapter begins with a brief announcement of its results and ends with a few notes ranging from supplementary results, amplifications of proofs, examples and counter-examples through exercises to references. The references are intended to be merely suggestions for supplementary reading or indications of original sources, especially in cases where these might not be the expected ones. Algebraic group theory has reached a state of maturity and perfection where it may no longer be necessary to re-iterate an account of its genesis. Of the material to be presented here, including much of the basic support, the major portion is due to Claude Chevalley


I Representative Functions and Hopf Algebras -- II Affine Algebraic Sets and Groups -- III Derivations and Lie Algebras -- IV Lie Algebras and Algebraic Subgroups -- V Semisimplicity and Unipotency -- VI Solvable Groups -- VII Elementary Lie Algebra Theory -- VIII Structure Theory in Characteristic 0 -- IX Algebraic Varieties -- X Morphisms of Varieties and Dimension -- XI Local Theory -- XII Coset Varieties -- XIII Borel Subgroups -- XIV Applications of Galois Cohomology -- XV Algebraic Automorphism Groups -- XVI The Universal Enveloping Algebra -- XVII Semisimple Lie Algebras -- XVIII From Lie Algebras to Groups -- References

Mathematics Group theory Topological groups Lie groups Mathematics Group Theory and Generalizations Topological Groups Lie Groups


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