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Lie groups & manifolds

  1. Jan 9, 2008 #1
    Why are Lie groups also manifolds?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 9, 2008 #2
    A manifold equipped with a special binary operation that satisfies the axioms of a group is a Lie group, named after Sophus Lie who discovered that binary operation.
  4. Jan 9, 2008 #3
    It's true by definition.
  5. Jan 9, 2008 #4
    Thank you.
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