Item Successfully Added to Cart
An error was encountered while trying to add the item to the cart. Please try again.
OK
Please make all selections above before adding to cart
OK
The following link can be shared to navigate to this page. You can select the link to copy or click the 'Copy To Clipboard' button below.
Copy To Clipboard
Successfully Copied!
Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Their Root Systems
 
Bruce N. Allison University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Saeid Azam University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Stephen Berman University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Yun Gao University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Arturo Pianzola University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Front Cover for Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Their Root Systems
Available Formats:
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-0188-7
Product Code: MEMO/126/603.E
List Price: $48.00
MAA Member Price: $43.20
AMS Member Price: $28.80
Front Cover for Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Their Root Systems
Click above image for expanded view
  • Front Cover for Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Their Root Systems
  • Back Cover for Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Their Root Systems
Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Their Root Systems
Bruce N. Allison University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Saeid Azam University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Stephen Berman University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Yun Gao University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Arturo Pianzola University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Available Formats:
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-0188-7
Product Code:  MEMO/126/603.E
List Price: $48.00
MAA Member Price: $43.20
AMS Member Price: $28.80
  • Book Details
     
     
    Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society
    Volume: 1261997; 122 pp
    MSC: Primary 17;



    This work is about extended affine Lie algebras (EALA's) and their root systems. EALA's were introduced by Høegh-Krohn and Torresani under the name irreducible quasi-simple Lie algebras. The major objective is to develop enough theory to provide a firm foundation for further study of EALA's.

    The first chapter of the paper is devoted to establishing some basic structure theory. It includes a proof of the fact that, as conjectured by Kac, the invariant symmetric bilinear form on an EALA can be scaled so that its restriction to the real span of the root system is positive semi-definite.

    The second chapter studies extended affine root systems (EARS) which are an axiomatized version of the root systems arising from EALA's. The concept of a semilattice is used to give a complete description of EARS. In the final chapter, a number of new examples of extended affine Lie algebras are given.

    The concluding appendix contains an axiomatic characterization of the nonisotropic roots in an EARS in a more general context than the one used in the rest of the paper.

    Features:

    • Provides a foundation for the study of an important class of Lie algebras that generalizes the class of affine Kac-Moody Lie algebras
    • Includes material on Lie algebras and on root systems that can be read independently.

    Readership

    Graduate students, research mathematicians and mathematical physicists interested in Lie theory.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Introduction
    • I. The basic structure theory of extended affine Lie algebras
    • II. Semilattices and extended affine root systems
    • III. Examples of extended affine Lie algebras
    • Appendix. Axiomatic theory of roots
  • Request Review Copy
  • Get Permissions
Volume: 1261997; 122 pp
MSC: Primary 17;



This work is about extended affine Lie algebras (EALA's) and their root systems. EALA's were introduced by Høegh-Krohn and Torresani under the name irreducible quasi-simple Lie algebras. The major objective is to develop enough theory to provide a firm foundation for further study of EALA's.

The first chapter of the paper is devoted to establishing some basic structure theory. It includes a proof of the fact that, as conjectured by Kac, the invariant symmetric bilinear form on an EALA can be scaled so that its restriction to the real span of the root system is positive semi-definite.

The second chapter studies extended affine root systems (EARS) which are an axiomatized version of the root systems arising from EALA's. The concept of a semilattice is used to give a complete description of EARS. In the final chapter, a number of new examples of extended affine Lie algebras are given.

The concluding appendix contains an axiomatic characterization of the nonisotropic roots in an EARS in a more general context than the one used in the rest of the paper.

Features:

  • Provides a foundation for the study of an important class of Lie algebras that generalizes the class of affine Kac-Moody Lie algebras
  • Includes material on Lie algebras and on root systems that can be read independently.

Readership

Graduate students, research mathematicians and mathematical physicists interested in Lie theory.

  • Chapters
  • Introduction
  • I. The basic structure theory of extended affine Lie algebras
  • II. Semilattices and extended affine root systems
  • III. Examples of extended affine Lie algebras
  • Appendix. Axiomatic theory of roots
Please select which format for which you are requesting permissions.