This Week’s Finds #253
I haven’t been flagging the new postings of >TWF for a while, though I really should have. Anyhow, this “week” Baez talks about what exceptional Lie algebras have to do with elementary particles.
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- The Submodule of Invariants
- More New Modules from Old
- New Modules from Old
- Reducible Modules
- Irreducible Modules
- Lie Algebra Modules
- All Derivations of Semisimple Lie Algebras are Inner
- Decomposition of Semisimple Lie Algebras
- Back to the Example
- The Radical of the Killing Form
- The Killing Form
- Cartan’s Criterion
- A Trace Criterion for Nilpotence
- Uses of the Jordan-Chevalley Decomposition
- The Jordan-Chevalley Decomposition (proof)
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