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Internal labelling operators and contractions of Lie algebras

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Campoamor Stursberg, Otto Ruttwig (2007) Internal labelling operators and contractions of Lie algebras. Journal of physics A: Mathematical and theoretical, 40 (49). pp. 14773-14790. ISSN 1751-8113

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Abstract

We analyze under which conditions the missing label problem associated to a reduction chain s′ ⊂ s of (simple) Lie algebras can be completely solved by means of an In¨on¨u-Wigner contraction g naturally related to the embedding. This provides a new interpretation of the missing label operators in terms of the Casimir operators of the contracted algebra, and shows that the available labeling operators are not completely equivalent. Further, the procedure is used to obtain upper bounds for the number of invariants of affine Lie algebras arising as contractions of semisimple algebras.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lie group; irreducible representation; multiplets; subgroup embedding; labelling operators; Wigner supermultiplet model; missing label problem; Casimir operators; contracted algebra; Inönü-Wigner contraction
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Algebra
ID Code:21188
Deposited On:30 Apr 2013 17:20
Last Modified:12 Dec 2018 15:13

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