Texts and Readings in Mathematics

Semi-Simple Groups and Symmetric Spaces
A. Borel

Up to minor changes, these are the Notes of a series of lectures given at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. They cover some basic material on affine connections, locally or globally Riemannian and Hermitian symmetric spaces. A last chapter proves the basic theorems on maximal compact subgroups of Lie groups with finitely many connected components. Familiarity with differential manifolds and the elementary theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras is assumed
Reviews
"The book is a careful development of the theory of Riemannian symmetric spaces."
-- Mathematical Reviews
Contents
1. Preliminaries
2. Orthogonal involutive Lie algebras
3. Locally symmetric spaces
4. Riemannian symmetric spaces
5. Compact groups. Klein forms of symmetric spaces
6. Hermitian symmetric spaces
7. Maximal compact subgroups of Lie groups.

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Reprint 2011‚ 9789380250229‚ 146 pages‚ paper cover‚ Rs. 200.00