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Lie Groups and Algebras

Module MA5058

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Mathematics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2011

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2011/2SS 2011

Basic Information

MA5058 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.

This module description is valid from SS 2012 to SS 2012.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 30 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Linear Lie groups. Lie algebras. Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula. Lie subgrous and Lie subalgebras. Solvable and nilpotent Lie algebras. Root systems and Weyl groups.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module, students are able to understand the algebraic and geometric features of Lie groups and algebras, and apply the concepts to analytical and topological settings.


MA1001 Analysis 1, MA1002 Analysis 2, MA1101 Lineare Algebra 1, MA1102 Lineare Algebra 2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vorlesung, Übungsaufgaben zum Selbststudium




J. Hilgert u. K.-H. Neeb, Lie-Gruppen und Lie-Algebren, Vieweg Verlag, 1991. (begleitend),
M. Hausner u. J. Schwartz, Lie Groups; Lie Algebras, Gordon & Breach 1968. (begleitend),
A. Sagle u. R. Walde, Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, Academic Press, 1973. (begleitend),
N. Bourbaki, Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, Chapters 4 - 6, Springer Verlag, 2002. (weiterführend),
S. Helgason, Differential Geometry, Lie Groups, and Symmetric Spaces, AMS Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Vol. 34, 1978. (weiterführend)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work


Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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