Introduction to the Theory of Lie Groups

  • Roger¬†Godement

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-293

About this book


This textbook covers the general theory of Lie groups. By first considering the case of linear groups (following von Neumann's method) before proceeding to the general case, the reader is naturally introduced to Lie theory.

Written by a master of the subject and influential member of the Bourbaki group, the French edition of this textbook has been used by several generations of students. This translation preserves the distinctive style and lively exposition of the original. Requiring only basics of topology and algebra, this book offers an engaging introduction to Lie groups for graduate students and a valuable resource for researchers.


Lie groups discrete groups linear groups locally compact groups MSC (2010): 22E15, 22E40, 58A40

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  • Roger¬†Godement
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  1. 1.ParisFrance

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