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On the compact real form of the Lie algebra 2

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 October 2009

ROBERT A. WILSON
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School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E 1 4 NS. e-mail: r.a.wilson@qmul.ac.uk
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Abstract

We give an elementary construction of the compact real form of the Lie algebra 2. This construction exhibits the group 2L3(2) as a group of automorphisms. We also show that there is a unique 14-dimensional real Lie algebra invariant under the action of this group.

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