By Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr

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However, it can be shown that for compact Lie groups, the exponential map is surjective. 9. Let G1 , G2 be Lie groups (real or complex). If G1 is connected, then any Lie group morphism ϕ : G1 → G2 is uniquely determined by the linear map ϕ∗ : T1 G1 → T1 G2 . Proof. 7, ϕ(exp x) = exp(ϕ∗ (x)). Since the image of the exponential map contains a neighborhood of identity in G1 , this implies that ϕ∗ determines ϕ in a neighborhood of identity in G1 . 10, any neighborhood of the identity generates G1 .

2) exp(x) = 1 + x + . . This means exp(0) = 1 and d exp(0) = id . (3) If xy = yx then exp(x + y) = exp(x) exp(y). If XY = YX then log(XY ) = log(X ) + log(Y ) in some neighborhood of the identity. In particular, for any x ∈ gl(n, K), exp(x) exp(−x) = 1, so exp x ∈ GL(n, K). (4) For ﬁxed x ∈ gl(n, K), consider the map K → GL(n, K) : t → exp(tx). Then exp((t + s)x) = exp(tx) exp(sx). In other words, this map is a morphism of Lie groups. (5) The exponential map agrees with change of basis and transposition: exp(AxA−1 ) = A exp(x)A−1 , exp(xt ) = (exp(x))t .

3. 3), exp(sx) exp(ty) exp(−sx) = exp(ty + ts[x, y] + · · · ). y = [x, y]. 7. 16. 2). Then it satisﬁes the following identity, called Jacobi identity: [x, [y, z]] = [[x, y], z] + [y, [x, z]]. 6) ad[x, y] = ad x ad y − ad y ad x. Proof. 12, ad : g → gl(g) must preserve commutator. 6). 3). 17. 5). A morphism of Lie algebras is a K-linear map f : g1 → g2 which preserves the commutator. This deﬁnition makes sense for any ﬁeld; however, in this book we will only consider real (K = R) and complex (K = C) Lie algebras.