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Generalized Root Graded Lie Algebras

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posted on 2018-08-23, 09:37 authored by Hogar M. Yaseen
Let g be a non-zero finite-dimensional split semisimple Lie algebra with root system Δ. Let Γ be a finite set of integral weights of g containing Δ and {0}. We say that a Lie algebra L over F is generalized root graded, or more exactly (Γ,g)-graded, if L contains a semisimple subalgebra isomorphic to g, the g-module L is the direct sum of its weight subspaces Lα (α ∈ Γ) and L is generated by all Lα with α ̸= 0 as a Lie algebra. If g is the split simple Lie algebra and Γ = Δ∪{0} then L is said to be root-graded. Let g∼= sln and Θn = {0,±εi±ε j,±εi,±2εi | 1 ≤ i ̸= j ≤ n} where {ε1, . . . , εn} is the set of weights of the natural sln-module. Then a Lie algebra L is (Θn,g)-graded if and only if L is generated by g as an ideal and the g-module L decomposes into copies of the adjoint module, the natural module V, its symmetric and exterior squares S2V and ∧2V, their duals and the one dimensional trivial g-module. In this thesis we study properties of generalized root graded Lie algebras and focus our attention on (Θn, sln)-graded Lie algebras. We describe the multiplicative structures and the coordinate algebras of (Θn, sln)-graded Lie algebras, classify these Lie algebras and determine their central extensions.



Baranov, Alexander

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Department of Mathematics

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University of Leicester

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  • Doctoral

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  • PhD



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