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The category of generalized Lie groups

Authors: Su Shing Chen and Richard W. Yoh
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 199 (1974), 281-294
MSC: Primary 22E65
MathSciNet review: 0352334
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Abstract: We consider the category $ \Gamma $ of generalized Lie groups. A generalized Lie group is a topological group $ G$ such that the set $ LG = Hom({\mathbf{R}},G)$ of continuous homomorphisms from the reals $ {\mathbf{R}}$ into $ G$ has certain Lie algebra and locally convex topological vector space structures. The full subcategory $ {\Gamma ^r}$ of $ r$-bounded ($ r$ positive real number) generalized Lie groups is shown to be left complete. The class of locally compact groups is contained in $ \Gamma $. Various properties of generalized Lie groups $ G$ and their locally convex topological Lie algebras $ LG = Hom({\mathbf{R}},G)$ are investigated.

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Keywords: Generalized Lie group, Lie group, Lie algebra, locally convex topological Lie algebra, category, left completeness
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