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A new characterization
of semisimple Lie algebras

Author: Said Benayadi
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 125 (1997), 685-688
MSC (1991): Primary 17B05, 17B20
MathSciNet review: 1353376
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Abstract: Using Casimir elements, we characterize the semisimple Lie algebras among the quadratic Lie algebras. This characterization gives, in particular, a generalization of a consequence of Cartan's second criterion.

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Said Benayadi
Affiliation: Universite de Metz, Département de Mathematiques, U.R.A. CNRS n$^{∘}$ 399, Ile du Saulcy, F-57045 Metz cedex 01, France

PII: S 0002-9939(97)03612-5
Keywords: Semisimple Lie algebras, quadratic Lie algebras, Casimir elements
Received by editor(s): May 4, 1995
Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 21, 1995
Communicated by: Roe Goodman
Article copyright: © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society