The tangent space

Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


The miracle of Lie theory is that a curved object, a Lie group G, can be almost completely captured by a flat one, the tangent space T1(G) of G at the identity.


Tangent Space Tangent Vector Smooth Path Special Linear Group Trace Zero 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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