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So the Killing shape defines a bi-invariant symmetric bilinear shape on G. in fact it needn't, often, be non-degenerate. for instance, if the gang is commutative, it vanishes identically. a gaggle G is termed semi-simple if its Killing shape is non-degenerate. So on a semi-simple Lie workforce, we will be able to constantly decide upon the Killing shape because the bi-invariant metric. For this sort of selection, our formulation above for the Ricci curvature then exhibits that the crowd manifold with this metric is Einstein, i. e. the Ricci curvature is a a number of of the scalar product. consider that the adjoint illustration of G on is irreducible. Then can't have invariant non-degenerate scalar items until one is a a number of of the opposite. to that end, we will be able to additionally finish from our formulation that the gang manifold is Einstein. five. eight Bi-invariant varieties from representations. here's a method to build invariant scalar items on a Lie algebra of a Lie staff G. allow ρ be a illustration of G. which means ρ is a tender homomorphism of G into Gl(n, ) or Gl(n, C). This induces a illustration of by way of So the place gl(n) is the Lie algebra of Gl(n), and the place the bracket at the correct is in gl(n). extra mostly, a linear map : → gl(n, C) or gl(n, ) fulfilling the above id is named a illustration of the Lie algebra . each illustration of G supplies upward push to a illustration of yet no longer each illustration of desire come from a illustration of G quite often. If is a illustration of , with values in gl(n, ), we may well outline this is often actual valued, symmetric in X and Y, and So this can be invariant. in fact it needn't be non-degenerate. A case of specific curiosity is whilst the illustration takes values in u(n), the Lie algebra of the unitary crew. a component of u(n) is a skew adjoint matrix, i. e. a matrix of the shape iA the place A = A* is self adjoint. If A = A* and A = (aij) then that is optimistic except A = zero. So -tr(iA)(iA) is confident until A = zero. this suggests that if : → u(n) is injective, then the shape is a good sure invariant scalar product on . for instance, allow us to give some thought to the Lie algebra = u(2) and the illustration of at the external algebra of C2. We may possibly decompose ∧(C2) = ∧0 (C2) ⊕ ∧1(C2) ⊕ ∧2(C2) and every of the summands is invariant below our illustration. each part of u(2) acts trivially on ∧0(C2) and acts in its average type on ∧1(C2) = C2. each component to u(2) acts through multiplication through its hint on ∧2(C2) so specifically all components of su(2) act trivially there. hence constrained to su(2), the brought on scalar product is simply = −tr XY, X, Y ∈ su(2), whereas on scalar matrices, i. e. matrices of the shape S = riI now we have five. nine The Weinberg attitude. The previous instance illustrates the truth that if the adjoint illustration of isn't really irreducible, there's greater than a one parameter relatives of invariant scalar items on . certainly the algebra u(2) decomposes as a sum u(2) = su(2) ⊕ u(1) of subalgebras, the place u(1) involves the scalar matrices (which shuttle with all components of u(2)).