By Michiel Hazewinkel

ISBN-10: 0821852620

ISBN-13: 9780821852620

The most target of this booklet is to give an creation to and purposes of the idea of Hopf algebras. The authors additionally speak about a few very important points of the idea of Lie algebras. the 1st bankruptcy might be seen as a primer on Lie algebras, with the most target to provide an explanation for and turn out the Gabriel-Bernstein-Gelfand-Ponomarev theorem at the correspondence among the representations of Lie algebras and quivers; this fabric has now not formerly seemed in e-book shape. the subsequent chapters also are "primers" on coalgebras and Hopf algebras, respectively; they target particularly to provide enough historical past on those themes to be used mainly a part of the e-book. Chapters 4-7 are dedicated to 4 of the main appealing Hopf algebras presently recognized: the Hopf algebra of symmetric capabilities, the Hopf algebra of representations of the symmetric teams (although those are isomorphic, they're very assorted within the elements they bring about to the forefront), the Hopf algebras of the nonsymmetric and quasisymmetric services (these are twin and either generalize the former two), and the Hopf algebra of variations. The final bankruptcy is a survey of functions of Hopf algebras in lots of diverse components of arithmetic and physics. designated good points of the ebook contain a brand new technique to introduce Hopf algebras and coalgebras, an in depth dialogue of the numerous common houses of the functor of the Witt vectors, an intensive dialogue of duality features of the entire Hopf algebras pointed out, emphasis at the combinatorial features of Hopf algebras, and a survey of purposes already pointed out. The booklet additionally comprises an in depth (more than seven-hundred entries) bibliography.

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