# Tagged Questions

For questions about Lie algebras, an algebraic structure whose main use is in studying geometric objects such as Lie groups and differentiable manifolds.

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### Why the induced metric from the lie algebra of lie group $G$ is left invariant.

we say that a Riemannian metric on $G$ is left invariant if $<u,v>_y = <d(L_x)_y u,d(L_x)_y v>_{L_x(y)}$ to introduce a metric on $G$, take any arbitrary inner product $< , >_e$ on ...
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### Derived algebras and solvable Lie algebras

The idea of a Solvable Lie algebra hinges on the definition of the sequence: $$g \ge [g,g] \ge [[g,g],[g,g]] \ge [ [[g,g],[g,g]] , [[g,g],[g,g]] ] \ge \ldots$$ and its limiting group. If an ...
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### Limit of the commutator of two elements?

Given a Lie group $G$ such the $\mathfrak{g}$ denoted its Lie algebra. Let $[g,g']_{G}$ the commutator of two elements $g,g' \in G$ and denoted by $[X,X']_{\mathfrak{g}}$ the Lie bracket of two ...
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### Cartan decomposition of SO(2n)

I am trying to understand the Cartan decomposition theory, on the following example : $G=SO(2n)$, and $K=U(n)$, and I'm interested in the manifold $G/K$ (an hermitian symmetric space). 1) How do we ...
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### By which the Heisenberg group is introduced? [closed]

I want to know who was the first who introduced the Heisenberg group and in what year. In the Wikipedia there is just an indication that this group was named in honor of the famous German physicist ...
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### Showing a rep of $sl(2,\mathbb{K})$ is irreducible

Let $V$ be a $m+1$-dim $K$-vector space with char$K=0$. Let $(v_0,v_1,\dots,v_m)$ be a basis of $V(m)$. Now suppose I construct a representation of $sl(2,K)$ on this representation. How do I show ...
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### The Lie Algebra of $O(n)$ is the set of $n \times n$ skew-symmetric matrices

I'm trying to show that the Lie Algebra for $O(n)$ is the set of $n \times n$ skew-symmetric matrices. Here is what I have so far. Since $O(n)$ is the union of two disjoint subsets, the matrices with ...