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By Alexander Kirillov Jr Jr

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8) defines on the space of vector fields a structure of an (infinite-dimensional) real Lie algebra. 11) i,j where ∂ξ (f ) is the derivative of a function f in the direction of the vector field ξ , and ∂i = ∂x∂ i for some local coordinate system {xi }. The first two parts are, of course, to be expected, by analogy with finitedimensional situation. 20 but need to give a separate proof. Such a proof, together with the proof of the last part, can be found in any good book on differential geometry, for example in [49].

The following theorems give precise statements. 40. For any real or complex Lie group G, there is a bijection between connected Lie subgroups H ⊂ G and Lie subalgebras h ⊂ g, given by H → h = Lie(H ) = T1 H . 41. If G1 , G2 are Lie groups (real or complex) and G1 is connected and simply connected, then Hom(G1 , G2 ) = Hom(g1 , g2 ), where g1 , g2 are Lie algebras of G1 , G2 respectively. 42 (Lie’s third theorem). Any finite-dimensional real or complex Lie algebra is isomorphic to a Lie algebra of a Lie group (respectively, real or complex).

6). 4. Let G = R, so that g = R. Then for any a ∈ g, the corresponding one-parameter subgroup is γa (t) = ta, so the exponential map is given by exp(a) = a. 5. Let G = S 1 = R/Z = {z ∈ C | |z| = 1} (these two descriptions are related by z = e2π iθ , θ ∈ R/Z). Then g = R, and the exponential map is given by exp(a) = a mod Z (if we use G = R/Z description) or exp(a) = e2πia (if we use G = {z ∈ C | |z| = 1}). 1 immediately gives the following result, formal proof of which is left as an exercise to the reader.

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