An Introduction to Lie Groups

  • Jerrold E. Marsden
  • Tudor S. Ratiu
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 17)


To prepare for the next chapters, we present some basic facts about Lie groups. Alternative expositions and additional details can be obtained from Abraham and Marsden [1978], Olver [1986], and Sattinger and Weaver [1986]. In particular, in this book we shall require only elementary facts about the general theory and a knowledge of a few of the more basic groups, such as the rotation and Euclidean groups.


Infinitesimal Generator Coadjoint Action Galilean Group Commutator Bracket Polar Decomposition Theorem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerrold E. Marsden
    • 1
  • Tudor S. Ratiu
    • 2
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyControl and Dynamical Systems, 107-81PasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Département de mathématiquesEcole polytechnique fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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