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Introduction to the Theory of Lie Groups

Authors: Godement, Roger

  • Written in the author’s inimitable style
  • Includes full background on topological groups and group quotients
  • Contains many exercises and concrete examples
  • Requires only basic knowledge of topology and algebra
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This textbook covers the general theory of Lie groups. By first considering the case of linear groups (following von Neumann's method) before proceeding to the general case, the reader is naturally introduced to Lie theory.
Written by a master of the subject and influential member of the Bourbaki group, the French edition of this textbook has been used by several generations of students. This translation preserves the distinctive style and lively exposition of the original. Requiring only basics of topology and algebra, this book offers an engaging introduction to Lie groups for graduate students and a valuable resource for researchers.

About the authors

Roger Godement (October 1, 1921 - July 21, 2016) is known for his work in functional analysis, and also his expository books. He started as a student at the École normale supérieure in 1940, where he became a student of Henri Cartan. He started research into harmonic analysis on locally compact abelian groups, finding a number of major results; this work was in parallel but independent of similar investigations in the USSR and Japan. Work on the abstract theory of spherical functions published in 1952 proved very influential in subsequent work, particularly that of Harish-Chandra. The isolation of the concept of square-integrable representation is attributed to him. The Godement compactness criterion in the theory of arithmetic groups was a conjecture of his. He later worked with Jacquet on the zeta function of a simple algebra. He was an active member of the Bourbaki group in the early 1950s, and subsequently gave a number of significant Bourbaki seminars. He also took part in the Cartan seminar. He also wrote texts on abstract algebra and mathematical analysis.

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“This book is an educational text, in which practically all statements, which are contained in it, are proved. Therefore it is written for students, who want not only to study the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras and to pass an examination, but to study the foundation of Lie theory for effectively using it in further scientific work.” (V. V. Gorbatsevich, zbMATH 1367.22001, 2017)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to the Theory of Lie Groups
Authors
Translated by
Ray, U.
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54375-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54375-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-54373-4
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 293
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