Quantum Groups

Author: Christian Kassel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461207832
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Here is an introduction to the theory of quantum groups with emphasis on the spectacular connections with knot theory and Drinfeld's recent fundamental contributions. It presents the quantum groups attached to SL2 as well as the basic concepts of the theory of Hopf algebras. Coverage also focuses on Hopf algebras that produce solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation and provides an account of Drinfeld's elegant treatment of the monodromy of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations.

Lectures on Quantum Groups

Author: Jens Carsten Jantzen
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821872346
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Mathematics

Starting with the quantum analog of sl2, the author carefully leads the reader through all the details necessary for full understanding of the subject, particularly emphasizing similarities and differences with the classical theory. The final chapters of the book describe the Kashiwara-Lusztig theory of so-called crystal (or canonical) bases in representations of complex semisimple Lie algebra.

Foundations of Quantum Group Theory

Author: Shahn Majid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521648688
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Genre: Mathematics

Now in paperback, this is a graduate level text for theoretical physicists and mathematicians which systematically lays out the foundations for the subject of Quantum Groups in a clear and accessible way. The topic is developed in a logical manner with quantum groups (Hopf Algebras) treated as mathematical objects in their own right. After formal definitions and basic theory, the book goes on to cover such topics as quantum enveloping algebras, matrix quantum groups, combinatorics, cross products of various kinds, the quantum double, the semiclassical theory of Poisson-Lie groups, the representation theory, braided groups and applications to q-deformed physics. Explicit proofs and many examples will allow the reader quickly to pick up the techniques needed for working in this exciting new field.

Representations of Algebraic Groups Quantum Groups and Lie Algebras

Author: Georgia Benkart
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821839249
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Mathematics

The book contains several well-written, accessible survey papers in many interrelated areas of current research. These areas cover various aspects of the representation theory of Lie algebras, finite groups of Lie types, Hecke algebras, and Lie super algebras. Geometric methods have been instrumental in representation theory, and these proceedings include surveys on geometric as well as combinatorial constructions of the crystal basis for representations of quantum groups. Humphreys' paper outlines intricate connections among irreducible representations of certain blocks of reduced enveloping algebras of semi-simple Lie algebras in positive characteristic, left cells in two sided cells of affine Weyl groups, and the geometry of the nilpotent orbits. All these papers provide the reader with a broad picture of the interaction of many different research areas and should be helpful to those who want to have a glimpse of current research involving representation theory.

Quantum Groups

Author: Ross Street
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139461443
Release Date: 2007-01-18
Genre: Mathematics

Algebra has moved well beyond the topics discussed in standard undergraduate texts on 'modern algebra'. Those books typically dealt with algebraic structures such as groups, rings and fields: still very important concepts! However Quantum Groups: A Path to Current Algebra is written for the reader at ease with at least one such structure and keen to learn algebraic concepts and techniques. A key to understanding these new developments is categorical duality. A quantum group is a vector space with structure. Part of the structure is standard: a multiplication making it an 'algebra'. Another part is not in those standard books at all: a comultiplication, which is dual to multiplication in the precise sense of category theory, making it a 'coalgebra'. While coalgebras, bialgebras and Hopf algebras have been around for half a century, the term 'quantum group', along with revolutionary new examples, was launched by Drinfel'd in 1986.

Quantum Groups and Their Representations

Author: Anatoli Klimyk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642608964
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

This book start with an introduction to quantum groups for the beginner and continues as a textbook for graduate students in physics and in mathematics. It can also be used as a reference by more advanced readers. The authors cover a large but well-chosen variety of subjects from the theory of quantum groups (quantized universal enveloping algebras, quantized algebras of functions) and q-deformed algebras (q-oscillator algebras), their representations and corepresentations, and noncommutative differential calculus. The book is written with potential applications in physics and mathematics in mind. The basic quantum groups and quantum algebras and their representations are given in detail and accompanied by explicit formulas. A number of topics and results from the more advanced general theory are developed and discussed.

Stochastic Processes and Operator Calculus on Quantum Groups

Author: U. Franz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 079235883X
Release Date: 1999-07-31
Genre: Mathematics

This book aims to present several new developments on stochastic processes and operator calculus on quantum groups. Topics which are treated include operator calculus, dual representations, stochastic processes and diffusions, Appell polynomials and systems in connection with evolution equations. Audience: This volume contains introductory material for graduate students who are new to the field, as well as more advanced material for specialists in probability theory, algebraic structures, representation theory, mathematical physics and theoretical physics.

Zahlen

Author: Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642971228
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Mathematics

Aus den Besprechungen: "Ein Mathematikbuch der Superlativen, für Mathematiker (jeder Schattierung) und Nichtmathematiker (denen völlig unbekannte Dimensionen der Mathematik eröffnet werden - künstlerische, magische, historische, philosophische, wissenschaftstheoretische, "unlogische", phantasieerfüllte usw.). Der Aufbau ist meisterhaft, die Lektüre höchst anregend und leicht lesbar." Monatshefte für Mathematik #1 "Ein gelungenes Werk, das dem Vorurteil entgegenwirkt, Mathematik bestehe nur aus isolierten Theorien." Die NEUE HOCHSCHULE #1 "Das Lesen ist ein Genuß, den man sich nicht entgehen lassen sollte." Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung #1

An Invitation to Quantum Groups and Duality

Author: Thomas Timmermann
Publisher: European Mathematical Society
ISBN: 3037190434
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

This book provides an introduction to the theory of quantum groups with emphasis on their duality and on the setting of operator algebras. The book is addressed to graduate students and non-experts from other fields. Only basic knowledge of (multi-)linear algebra is required for the first part, while the second and third part assume some familiarity with Hilbert spaces, CÝsuperscript *¨-algebras, and von Neumann algebras.

Quantum groups

Author: Steven Shnider
Publisher: Intl Pr of Boston Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015032195029
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Mathematics


Hopf Algebras and Their Actions on Rings

Author: Susan Montgomery
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821807385
Release Date: 1993-10-28
Genre: Mathematics

The last ten years have seen a number of significant advances in Hopf algebras. The best known is the introduction of quantum groups, which are Hopf algebras that arose in mathematical physics and now have connections to many areas of mathematics. In addition, several conjectures of Kaplansky have been solved, the most striking of which is a kind of Lagrange's theorem for Hopf algebras. Work on actions of Hopf algebras has unified earlier results on group actions, actions of Lie algebras, and graded algebras. This book brings together many of these recent developments from the viewpoint of the algebraic structure of Hopf algebras and their actions and coactions. Quantum groups are treated as an important example, rather than as an end in themselves. The two introductory chapters review definitions and basic facts; otherwise, most of the material has not previously appeared in book form. Providing an accessible introduction to Hopf algebras, this book would make an excellent graduate textbook for a course in Hopf algebras or an introduction to quantum groups.

A Quantum Groups Primer

Author: Shahn Majid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521010411
Release Date: 2002-04-04
Genre: Mathematics

Self-contained introduction to quantum groups as algebraic objects, suitable as a textbook for graduate courses.

Braid Groups

Author: Christian Kassel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387685489
Release Date: 2008-06-28
Genre: Mathematics

In this well-written presentation, motivated by numerous examples and problems, the authors introduce the basic theory of braid groups, highlighting several definitions that show their equivalence; this is followed by a treatment of the relationship between braids, knots and links. Important results then treat the linearity and orderability of the subject. Relevant additional material is included in five large appendices. Braid Groups will serve graduate students and a number of mathematicians coming from diverse disciplines.

Quantum Groups in Two Dimensional Physics

Author: Cisar Gómez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521020042
Release Date: 2005-09-15
Genre: Science

A 1996 introduction to integrability and conformal field theory in two dimensions using quantum groups.