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Cartan algebras and involutions

Author: Karlheinz Spindler
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 121 (1994), 323-333
MSC: Primary 17B05
MathSciNet review: 1169049
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Abstract: We identify Cartan algebras in certain semidirect products and prove that every involution of a real Lie algebra leaves invariant some Cartan algebra. Moreover, we establish the adaptability of invariant Cartan algebras and invariant Levi decompositions and prove some conjugacy theorems for invariant Cartan algebras.

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