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Quotient of Unit Quaternions by Subgoup (Lie Groups)

Let $G \leq Sp(1)\cong S^3$ (unit quaternions) be a discrete subgroup of order 120 (the Binary Icosahedral Group, not the other one), with presentation $G=<s,t| s^2=t^3=(st)^5>$. $\hspace{2mm}G$ ...
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Does the set of $n$ by $n$ matrices of rank $q$ form a manifold?

I'm not sure whether the space of all rank-$q$ square matrices of dimension $n$ is a submanifold. I have totally no clue. Can somebody help?
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Equivalence between vector field and generator of a group of translations

I've been reading Olver's Applications of Lie groups to differential equations and did not understand the excerp where the autor explains that "[...] every nonvanishing vector field is locally ...
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How can we extend the proof that Lie groups are orientable to parallelizable manifolds?

Let $G$ be a Lie group with identity element $e$ and dimension $n$. I know we can take a non-vanishing $n$-form (call it $\omega$) on the vector space $T_eG$. For a Lie group, as we have an ...
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Lie bracket of vector fields on $R^2$

Compute the Lie bracket$$\Big[-y\frac{\partial}{\partial x}+x\frac{\partial}{\partial y},\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\Big]$$ on $R^2$ Can you help me please?
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Question about vector fields and Lie group

Notation: $\chi(G)$ is the set of smooth vector fields on Lie group $G$, which in fact forms a vector space. Given a Lie group $G$, show that there exists a smooth vector field $X\in \chi(G)$, ...
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Is $(\mathbb{R},+)$ a smooth manifold?

I feel like $(\mathbb{R},+)$ is, but I'm not really sure. How would I know whether or not it is?
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What is the kernel of a Maurer-Cartan form?

The Maurer-Cartan form on the Lie group $Gl(n,\mathbb{R})$ is a one-form taking values in $\mathfrak{gl}(n,\mathbb{R})$ as defined in the link. It has a rather concrete "extrinsic definition" as ...
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General Linear Group is(not) compactly generated

We know that any connected Lie Group is compactly generated. I have a feeling that $\mathbb{GL}_n\mathbb{R}$ is not compactly generated. Is it true? If it is how can I prove this? If not, what ...
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Definition of Lie Groups

In the definition of Lie Group, we require that $$(x,y)\rightarrow x*y \text{ and } x\rightarrow x^{-1}$$ both be smooth. Are there any examples of groups that satisfy only one of these and not the ...
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Reference for introductory Lie Groups

I am currently learning about Lie groups,So kindly suggest a reference for Lie groups, which contains lecture on Manifolds as well.
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Lie algebra $\implies$ Lie group?

Lie's third theorem says that every finite-dimensional Lie algebra g over the real numbers is associated to a Lie group G. So say I have an $r-$ parameter group of symmetries whose tangents at the ...
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Proving a submanifold of $SL_2(\mathbb{R})$

I already showed that $SL_2(\mathbb{R})$ is a 3-dimensional manifold. Now I want to show that the subspace $E$ of symmetric matrices whose eigenvalues are positive in $ SL_2( \mathbb{R})$ is a ...
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How to obtain a diffeomorphism between $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{R})$ and $ (\mathbb{C}\!\smallsetminus\!\{0\})\times\mathbb R$?

Could someone please give me a tip on how to show that the map $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{R}) \to (\mathbb{C}\setminus\{0\})\times\mathbb{R}$ \begin{equation}\begin{pmatrix} a & b\\ c & d ...
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Question related to tangent space of $U(n)$ at a matrix $g\in U(n)$

I was working on a homework problem that involved showing that the map $f:U(n)\rightarrow S^1,g\mapsto det(g)$ is a submersion (which is given here) And the following question emerged: Given $g\in ...
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Unitary group and unit circle

Let $U(n)$ denote the group of complex unitary matrices, let $S^1$ be the unit circle in the complex plane. Then the map $$f:U(n)\to S^1,\quad f(A)=det(A)$$ is a group homomorphism and a submersion. ...
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Any material on complexification?

These days, I met a problem on linear algebra: Suppose $A,B$ are real matrices. If there's a complex unitary matrix $U$ such that $U^*AU=B$, where $U^*=\overline U^\top$, namely, the conjugate ...
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Riemannian Manifolds with $n(n+1)/2$ dimensional symmetry group

Given a $n$-dimensional connected Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, its symmetry group $G$ can be considered as a subbundle of orthonormal frame bundle of $M$ (which I call $F_OM$), yielding: $$\dim G\le ...
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Lie algebra homomorphism and action on a manifold

In Introduction to smooth manifolds Lee says on page 527: If $\mathfrak{g}$ is an arbitrary finite-dimensional Lie algebra, any Lie algebra homomorphism ...
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Analytic/Smooth/Continuous maps between a manifold and itself

Let us suppose that $M_{\omega}$ is a connected real-analytic manifold of dimension $n$. Then there is an associated smooth structure, $\mathcal{C}^r$ structure ($r$ non-negative integer) on it. Let ...
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smooth lie group action

Let $\theta:G\times M\to M$ be a smooth left action of a Lie group $G$ on the manifold $M$. Suppose $G$ is compact and $M$ is Hausdorff. Let $K$ be a compact set in $M$. Is it true that $G_K:=\{g\in ...
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Abelian Lie Group [duplicate]

Take a Lie group G and consider the tangent space at one of its points. In particular, the tangent space at the identity e is usually denoted by g := $T_e G$. Can you prove that, if G is an abelian ...
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$p$-adic analytic group are closed subgroups of $GL_n(\mathbb{Z}_p)$ for some $n$

The article on pro-$p$-groups on Wikipedia tells us, that any $p$-adic analytic group can be found as a closed subgroup of $GL_n(\mathbb{Z}_p)$ for some $n \geq 0$. Do you have a reference for that ...
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$p$-adic representation and $p$-adic analytic group ($p$-adic Lie group)

A $p$-adic representation of a group $G$ is continuous group homomorphism $$\rho: G \to GL_n(\mathbb{Q}_p)$$ How are those representations related to $p$-adic analytic groups (= $p$-adic Lie ...
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Why is it that a smooth homomorphism of lie groups is either an immersion or submersion?

Why is it that a smooth homomorphism of lie groups is either an immersion or submersion? Is this obvious? I'm not seeing it at the moment. Any help is much appreciated!
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Is $G$ a lie group if left multiplication is smooth and multiplication is smooth near $e$?

Suppose $G$ is a smooth manifold and also a topological group. Also suppose that left multiplication $L_g : G \rightarrow G$ is smooth for any $g \in G$. Finally suppose that the multiplication map is ...
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Can I identify $S_k(V)$ with an homogeneous space?

I'm in trouble with a question: Let $V$ be an $n$-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb R$. Can I identify the manifold, $$S_k(V):=\{(X_1, \ldots, X_k): X_1, \ldots, X_k\in V\ \textrm{are linearly ...
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How can I see the set $S_k(V):=\{A: \mathbb R^k\rightarrow V: A\ \textrm{is linear and}\ \textrm{ker}(A)=\{0\}\}$ as an homogeneous space..

how can I see the set $S_k(V):=\{A: \mathbb R^k\rightarrow V: A\ \textrm{is linear and}\ \textrm{ker}(A)=\{0\}\}$ as an homogeneous space? Thanks..
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Translating a passage of a paper by L. Bérard Bergery

I am currently studying the following paper on Einstein manifolds: L. Bérard Bergery, Sur de nouvelles variétés riemanniennes d'Einstein, Inst. Elie Cartan, Univ. Nancy №6, 1-60 (1983). I have ...
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Exterior Derivative Problem

Suppose $\theta$ is a differential $1$-form defined on a manifold and with values in the Lie algebra of a Lie group $G$. On $M\times G$ define the $1$-form $ad(g)\theta$ where $\theta$ is extended ...
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Translating french paper into English

I am currently studying a french paper on Einstein manifolds by Berard Bergery and I have doubts that my translation of the following sentence is correct: "De plus, puisque $G$ agit par isometries, ...
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What is group manifold of a compact Lie Group?

I searched on google the meaning of a group manifold of a compact lie group but I didn't get the answer. A paper on arxiv "Background Independent Quantum Gravity:A Status Report- Abhay Ashtekar" on ...
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References for basic level Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups

I an undergraduate math student with a decent background in abstract algebra. I am looking forward to studying Lie groups this summer...I want some you to suggest good references for the following ...
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if $X$ is a vector field how can I find $Y$ such that $[X,Y]=0$?

Suppose I am given a holomorphic vector field $X$ over a complex manifold $M$. To simplify this we can suppose that $X$ is a holomorphic vector field in $\mathbb{C}^n$ for $n=2$ or $n=3$. How can I ...
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Is this distribution involutive?

For two days I've been trying to show the following: Let $G$ be a Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ and consider the smooth distribution $$F=\{F_p=DR_p(e)\mathfrak{h}; p\in G\},$$ where ...
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Question about lie bracket..

Let $G$ be a Lie group with Lie algebras $\mathfrak{g}$ and let $\mathfrak{h}\subseteq \mathfrak{g}$ be a Lie subalgebra. Write $F_p=DR_p(e)\mathfrak{h}$, $p\in G$, where $R_p:G\rightarrow G$ given by ...
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Tangent space at the identity element of a lie group

Let G be a lie group . we know a Lie group is a group with a smooth manifold structure s.t both the multiplication map $m$ and group inversion map $i$ are smooth . Now by identifying ...
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Image of Homomorphism of Lie groups

This is exercise from Lee: Introduction to smooth manifolds. Suppose $f \colon G \to H$ is homomorphism of Lie groups (real, finite-dimensional). Q: Is image $Im(f) \subseteq H$ a Lie subgroup of H? ...
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Some questions about $S^n$

I have some questions about the $n$-sphere: I know that for $n=0,1,3$, $S^n$ forms a Lie group and I also know why it's true, but why is it not the case for other $n$? I have the same question for ...
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Conditions for a group to admit the structure of a Lie group

This question is motivated by a previous one: Conditions for a smooth manifold to admit the structure of a Lie group and wants to be a sort of "converse". Here I am taking an abstract group $G$ and ...
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$U(n)/U(n-1)$ as homogeneous space

How can I prove that the quotient $U(n)/U(n-1) \simeq S^{2n+1}$ (where $U(n)$ is the unitary group). Is il correlated with the teory of homogeneous spaces?
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Covering space (Lie groups and their maximal tori)

Let $ G $ be a compact Lie group and $ T $ a maximal torus in $ G $. We define the Weyl group $ W $ as the quotient space $ {N_{G}}(T)/T $, where $ {N_{G}}(T) $ is the normalizer of $ T $ in $ G $. We ...
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Smooth Action of a Finite Group

Suppose $H$ is a finite group acting smoothly on a smooth connected manifold $M$. The action is trivially proper, as $H$ is discrete. If the action of $H$ were also known to be free, i.e. $h\cdot ...
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Isometries from Diffeomorphisms

Given a compact, connected Lie group G of diffeomorphisms on a manifold M, how to construct a Riemannian metric on M such that elements of G are isometries of M?
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Definition of differential of Adjoint representation of Lie Group

Let $g$ be an element of Lie Group $G$, and $\gamma(t) : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow G$ be a path in $G$ such that $\gamma(0) = e$, the identity element of $G$. Denote the tangent space at $e$ as $T_eG$, ...
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Show that the cosets of a closed isotropy group form a manifold

Suppose $G$ is a Lie group acting on the manifold $M$ and $p \in M$ is such that $G_p$, the isotropy group of $p \in M$, is closed in $G$. I'm trying to prove that $G/G_p$ has a manifold structure. ...
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A K-invariant submanifold of G-manifold and fundamental vector fields

Let a (connected) Lie group $G$ act on $M$. Assume that the action is locally free. (In other words, if the fundamental vector field of $X \in \mathrm{Lie(G)}$ $$ \underline{X}(p) := ...
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Is it true that $R^2 = E(2)/U(1)$?

(Just so we're clear: that the Lie group of planar translations $R^2$ is isomorphic to a quotient of the 2D Euclidean Lie group $E(2)$ and the circle group $U(1)$.) I am trying to prove that $R^2 = ...
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A question on Lie sub-group

Well, definition of Lie subgroup what I know is, a Lie subgroup of a Lie group $G$ is an abstract subgroup $H$ which is an immersed submanifold via the inclusion map so that the group operations on ...
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Two Lie algebras associated to $GL(n,\mathbb{C})$

I have elementary questions about Lie groups and their associated Lie algebras. Let $G=GL(n,\mathbb{C})$. Then associated to this Lie group is the Lie algebra $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ with the commutator ...