# Analysis on Lie Groups: An Introduction by Jacques Faraut By Jacques Faraut

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3. Let us observe that G L(n, C) is a linear Lie group since it can be seen as a closed subgroup of G L(2n, R). In fact, to a matrix Z = X + iY in M(n, C) one associates the matrix Z˜ = X Y −Y X in M(2n, R), and the map Z → Z˜ is an algebra morphism which maps G L(n, C) onto a closed subgroup of G L(2n, R). 1 One parameter subgroups Let G be a topological group. A one parameter subgroup of G is a continuous group morphism γ : R → G, R being equipped with the additive group structure. 1 Let γ : R → G L(n, R) be a one parameter subgroup of G L(n, R).

6 If two closed subgroups G 1 and G 2 of G L(n, R) have the same Lie algebra then the identity components of G 1 and G 2 are the same. 1 that the group G is discrete if and only if its Lie algebra reduces to {0}: Lie(G) = {0}. To every closed subgroup G of G L(n, R) one associates its Lie algebra g = Lie(G) ⊂ M(n, R). However, not every Lie subalgebra of M(n, R) corresponds to a closed subgroup of G L(n, R). 4 Campbell–Hausdorff formula Let G be a linear Lie group and g = Lie(G) its Lie algebra.

B) Show that the range of the exponential map exp : x z y −x x, y, z ∈ R → S L(2, R), is equal to {g ∈ S L(2, R) | tr(g) > −2} ∪ {−I }. 3. Polar decomposition of complex matrices. Show that every matrix in g ∈ G L(n, C) can be written g = k exp X with k ∈ U (n) and X ∈ Herm(n, C). 30 The exponential map Show that the decomposition is unique, and that the map (k, X ) → g = k exp X, U (n) × Herm(n, C) → G L(n, C), is a homeomorphism. 4. Polar decomposition of unitary matrices. (a) Let u ∈ M(n, C) be a complex matrix which is symmetric and unitary: u ∈ Sym(n, C) ∩ U (n).