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About cartan and root generators of lie algebra

  1. Jun 14, 2015 #1
    I am reading the text Group Theory A Physicist's Survey of Ramond, in particular chapter 7.

    He explains classical lie algebra structure using cartan generators and root generators.

    He sometimes uses reality condition of structure constant( i think he supposes that all generators are


    But i think root generators are not hermitian in general and i can't using reality condition of structure constant.

    Can you tell me what i missed?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2015
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  3. Jun 20, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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