Potential Theory and Geometry on Lie Groups

By: Varopoulos, N. ThLanguage: English Series: New Mathematical Monographs ; 38Publication details: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2024Description: xxvii, 596pISBN: 9781107036499 (HB)Subject(s): Lie groups | Algebraic Groups | Representation theory | Mathematics
Contents:
1. Introduction 2. The classification and the first main theorem 3. NC-groups 4. The B-NB classification 5. NB-Groups 6. Other classes of locally compact groups 7. The geometric theory. An introduction 8. The geometric NC-theorem 9. Algebra and geometries on C-groups 10. The end game in the C-theorem 11. The metric classification 12. The homotopy and homology classification of connected Lie groups 13. The polynomial homology for simply connected soluble groups 14. Cohomology on Lie groups
Summary: This book provides a complete and reasonably self-contained account of a new classification of connected Lie groups into two classes. The first part describes the use of tools from potential theory to establish the classification and to show that the analytic and algebraic approaches to the classification are equivalent. Part II covers geometric theory of the same classification and a proof that it is equivalent to the algebraic approach. Part III is a new approach to the geometric classification that requires more advanced geometric technology, namely homotopy, homology and the theory of currents. Using these methods, a more direct, but also more sophisticated, approach to the equivalence of the geometric and algebraic classification is made. Background material is introduced gradually to familiarise readers with ideas from areas such as Lie groups, differential topology and probability, in particular, random walks on groups. Numerous open problems inspire students to explore further.
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Includes References (585-588) and Index

1. Introduction
2. The classification and the first main theorem
3. NC-groups
4. The B-NB classification
5. NB-Groups
6. Other classes of locally compact groups
7. The geometric theory. An introduction
8. The geometric NC-theorem
9. Algebra and geometries on C-groups
10. The end game in the C-theorem
11. The metric classification
12. The homotopy and homology classification of connected Lie groups
13. The polynomial homology for simply connected soluble groups
14. Cohomology on Lie groups

This book provides a complete and reasonably self-contained account of a new classification of connected Lie groups into two classes. The first part describes the use of tools from potential theory to establish the classification and to show that the analytic and algebraic approaches to the classification are equivalent. Part II covers geometric theory of the same classification and a proof that it is equivalent to the algebraic approach. Part III is a new approach to the geometric classification that requires more advanced geometric technology, namely homotopy, homology and the theory of currents. Using these methods, a more direct, but also more sophisticated, approach to the equivalence of the geometric and algebraic classification is made. Background material is introduced gradually to familiarise readers with ideas from areas such as Lie groups, differential topology and probability, in particular, random walks on groups. Numerous open problems inspire students to explore further.

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