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The deformation of Lie algebra ?

  1. Aug 16, 2014 #1
    How can we deform a given Lie algebra? In particular, in the attachment file how can we arrive at the commutation relations (20) by starting from the commutation relation (19)?
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not finding help at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us?
     
  4. Sep 3, 2014 #3
    What’s the question? From the perspective of tensor calculus, the structure of a Lie algebra is (1,2) tensor Ckij antisymmetric under i, j and satisfying a quadratic equation known as the Jacobi identity. The equation has very special form, so it not only has other solutions, but, as authors claim, even 1-parametric analytic families of solutions (it’s this that is usually called a deformation). Some solutions may be equivalent (up to linear transformations) to the original algebra, whereas others are not.
     
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