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The Lefschetz number of self-maps of Lie groups

Author: Hai Bao Duan
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 104 (1988), 1284-1286
MSC: Primary 55M20; Secondary 57T10
MathSciNet review: 935107
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Abstract: In this note we present a simple approach to the Lefschetz number for the self-maps of Lie groups. As an application it is proved that for any map $ f:G \to G$ of a compact connected Lie group $ G$, there is a solution to $ {(f(x))^k} = x$ for some $ k \leq \leftthreetimes + 1$, where $ \leftthreetimes $ is the rank of the group $ G$.

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Keywords: Lefschetz number, mapping degree, fixed point, Lie group, adjoint representation, exterior algebra, primitive elements in the cohomology of a Lie group, Vandermonde matrix
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