Lie Algebras and Locally Compact Groups
ISBN: 0226424537
EAN13: 9780226424538
Language: English
Pages: 155
Format: Paperback

Lie Algebras and Locally Compact Groups

Book Overview
This volume presents lecture notes based on the author's courses on Lie algebras and the solution of Hilbert's fifth problem. In chapter 1, Lie Algebras, the structure theory of semi-simple Lie algebras in characteristic zero is presented, following the ideas of Killing and Cartan. Chapter 2, The Structure of Locally Compact Groups, deals with the solution of Hilbert's fifth problem given by Gleason, Montgomery, and Zipplin in 1952.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover This volume-brought back into print because of the continued importance of the mathematics involved-makes available Irving Kaplansky's classic lecture notes from his courses on Lie algebras and the solution of Hilbert's fifth problem.