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Good books for begining Lie algebra study

  1. Oct 27, 2011 #1

    I want to get to know the structure of Lie algebras better. I just got a really great book, Ive found it really clear and well paced: "Symmetries, Lie Algebras, and Representations" from Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics. But I would like some others, and I'm hoping for some recommendations.

    I would really like books that focus on the "structure constants" of metric lie algebras, or lie algebras over fields. I'm less interested in structure constants whose elements are real numbers... though Im pretty open to learning about the whole topic.

    I guess to be as specific as possible, I would like a book that looks into the algebra and geometry of strictly the structure constants of lie algebras, and develops that in detail...

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