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On Varieties of Lie Algebras of Maximal Class


Tatyana Barron,
Department of Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7
Dmitry Kerner,
Department of Mathematics, BenGurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Be'er Sheva 84105, Israel
Marina Tvalavadze,
Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, ON, M5T 3J1
Abstract
We study complex projective varieties that parametrize
(finitedimensional) filiform Lie algebras over ${\mathbb C}$,
using equations derived by Millionshchikov. In the
infinitedimensional case we concentrate our attention on
${\mathbb N}$graded Lie algebras of maximal class. As shown by A.
Fialowski
there are only
three isomorphism types of $\mathbb{N}$graded Lie algebras
$L=\oplus^{\infty}_{i=1} L_i$ of maximal class generated by $L_1$
and $L_2$, $L=\langle L_1, L_2 \rangle$. Vergne described the
structure of these algebras with the property $L=\langle L_1
\rangle$. In this paper we study those generated by the first and
$q$th components where $q\gt 2$, $L=\langle L_1, L_q \rangle$. Under
some technical condition, there can only be one isomorphism type
of such algebras. For $q=3$ we fully classify them. This gives a
partial answer to a question posed by Millionshchikov.