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Quadratic invariant in Chern-Simons Th. w/ ISO(2,1) group.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 #1
    Hi dudes.

    I'm studying the paper of Witten: 2+1 Dimensional gravity as an exactly soluble system.

    Before eq (2.8) the author justifies as a way to find the inner product the fact that in this theory we have the casimir [tex]\epsilon_{abc}P^aJ^b[/tex]. Then he introduce the invariant quadratic form
    [tex]<J_a,P_b>=\delta_{ab}, <J_a,J_b>=0, <P_a,P_b>=0.[/tex]
    I', trying to realize about this step. Any comment would be very helpful. I looked at many books in group theory. I was able to construct the Killing metric but only with a cosmological constant, in the case of the Poincare group, it seems like the Killing metric is degenerate.

    Thank you very much in advance.
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