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Simple Lie Algebras Over Fields of Positive Characteristic : Classifying the Absolute Toral Rank Two Case (Hardcover)

Author: Strade, Helmut

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The problem of classifying the finite-dimensional simple Lie algebras over fields of characteristicp > 0 is a long-standing one. Work on this question during the last 35 years has been directed by the Kostrikin?Shafarevich Conjecture of 1966, which states thatover an algebraically closed field of characteristic p > 5 a finite-dimensional restricted simple Lie algebra is classical or of Cartan type. This conjecture was proved forp > 7 by Block and Wilson in 1988. The generalization of the Kostrikin?Shafarevich Conjecture for the general case of not necessarily restricted Lie algebras andp > 7 was announced in 1991 by Strade and Wilson and eventually proved by Strade in 1998. The final Block?Wilson?Strade?Premet Classification Theorem is a landmark result of modern mathematics and can be formulated as follows:Every finite-dimensional simple Lie algebra over an algebraically closed field of characteristic p >3 is of classical, Cartan, or Melikian type.

This is the second volume by the author, presenting the state of the art of the structure and classification of Lie algebras over fields of positive characteristic, an important topic in algebra. The contents is leading to the forefront of current research in this field.


Publisher De Gruyter
Mfg Part# 9783110197013
SKU 207655000
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 3110197014
Release Date 8/1/2008
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