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Generalized Reductive Lie Algebras: Connections With Extended Affine Lie Algebras and Lie Tori

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 Printed: Apr 2006
  • Saeid Azam
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We investigate a class of Lie algebras which we call {\it generalized reductive Lie algebras}. These are generalizations of semi-simple, reductive, and affine Kac--Moody Lie algebras. A generalized reductive Lie algebra which has an irreducible root system is said to be {\it irreducible\/} and we note that this class of algebras has been under intensive investigation in recent years. They have also been called {\it extended affine Lie algebras}. The larger class of generalized reductive Lie algebras has not been so intensively investigated. We study them in this paper and note that one way they arise is as fixed point subalgebras of finite order automorphisms. We show that the core modulo the center of a generalized reductive Lie algebra is a direct sum of centerless Lie tori. Therefore one can use the results known about the classification of centerless Lie tori to classify the cores modulo centers of generalized reductive Lie algebras.
MSC Classifications: 17B65, 17B67, 17B40 show english descriptions Infinite-dimensional Lie (super)algebras [See also 22E65]
Kac-Moody (super)algebras; extended affine Lie algebras; toroidal Lie algebras
Automorphisms, derivations, other operators
17B65 - Infinite-dimensional Lie (super)algebras [See also 22E65]
17B67 - Kac-Moody (super)algebras; extended affine Lie algebras; toroidal Lie algebras
17B40 - Automorphisms, derivations, other operators

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