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Complex simple Lie algebras classification

  1. Oct 4, 2007 #1
    Does anybody can propose a good book on classification of the complex simple Lie algebras. I know that they fall into several simple (An, Bn, Cn, Dn) and exceptional groups (E, F, G), but I find only a pieces of information about these algebras.
    Also, they could be represented by Coxeter–Dynkin diagram. In simples words, what are they and how to get an intuition to read them?

    Good article or book about these diagrams and groups will be hellpfull...

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 4, 2007 #2
    R.Gilmore, “Lie Groups,Lie Algebras,and Some of their Applications”, John Wiley&Sons, 1974

    Regards, Dany.
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