In general would you say it is OK to assume theorems/results etc. in exams without proof?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

For example if I was asked to prove that the only central element of a lie algebra [itex]\mathfrak{g}[/itex] was the zero matrix and I had a theorem that said that the centre of [itex]\mathfrak{g}[/itex] is trivial if [itex]\mathfrak{g}[/itex] is simple, could I prove [itex]\mathfrak{g}[/itex] is simple and then just state that [itex]\mathfrak{g}[/itex] being simple [itex]\Rightarrow[/itex] centre of [itex]\mathfrak{g}[/itex] is 0 i.e. zero matrix is the only central element, or would I have to prove the theorem to get the credit?

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# Homework Help: Assuming theorems/results in exams

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