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Proof. Consider the one-parameter subgroup exp(tx) ⊂ G. 6, for any g ∈ G, we have L∗ x(g) = dtd |t=0 (exp(tx)g) = xg. 28. 27 is an isomorphism of Lie algebras. 4. 6. Stabilizers and the center Having developed the basic theory of Lie algebras, we can now go back to proving various results about Lie groups which were announced in Chapter 2, such as proving that the stabilizer of a point is a closed Lie subgroup. 29. Let G be a Lie group acting on a manifold M (respectively, a complex Lie group holomorphically acting on a complex manifold M ), and let m ∈ M.

The fact that it can be extended to any t ∈ R is obvious from γ (t + s) = γ (t)γ (s). The proof for complex Lie groups is similar but uses generalization of the usual results of the theory of differential equations to complex setup (such as defining “time t flow” for complex time t). 13); however, it will always be a Lie subgroup in G. 2. Let G be a real or complex Lie group, g = T1 G. Then the exponential map exp : g → G is defined by exp(x) = γx (1), where γx (t) is the one-parameter subgroup with tangent vector at 1 equal to x.

Let x, y ∈ g be such that [x, y] = 0. Then exp(x) exp(y) = exp(x + y) = exp(y) exp(x). Proof. 12) way of deducing this theorem is as follows. 5). 28, [ξ , η] = 0. e. the flow of ξ preserves field η. This, in turn, implies that tξ commutes with the flow of field s η, so tξ sη −t ξ = η . 6, we get exp(tx) exp(sy) exp(−tx) = exp(sy), so exp(tx), exp(sy) commute for all values of s, t. In particular, this implies that exp(tx) exp(ty) is a one-parameter subgroup; computing the tangent vector at t = 0, we see that exp(tx) exp(ty) = exp(t(x + y)).

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