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Lie group and Lie algebra

  1. Jan 7, 2010 #1
    What can we tell about Lie group if we know its Lie algebra.
    Let's consider the following example: we have three elements
    of Lie algebra which fulfill condition [tex] [L_i,L_j]=i \epsilon_{ijk}L_k [/tex].
    The corresponding Lie group is SU(2) or SO(3) (are there any other?).
    Does anyone know what condition on Lie group is imposed by Lie algebra?
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  3. Jan 10, 2010 #2
    There is only one simply connected Lie Group corresponding to a semisimple Lie Algebra; (up to an isomorphism).
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