Algebraic Groups and Lie Groups with Few Factors

  • Alfonso Di Bartolo
  • Giovanni Falcone
  • Peter Plaumann
  • Karl Strambach

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1944)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 1-10
  3. Pages 11-28
  4. Pages 49-79
  5. Pages 167-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book


Algebraic groups are treated in this volume from a group theoretical point of view and the obtained results are compared with the analogous issues in the theory of Lie groups. The main body of the text is devoted to a classification of algebraic groups and Lie groups having only few subgroups or few factor groups of different type. In particular, the diversity of the nature of algebraic groups over fields of positive characteristic and over fields of characteristic zero is emphasized. This is revealed by the plethora of three-dimensional unipotent algebraic groups over a perfect field of positive characteristic, as well as, by many concrete examples which cover an area systematically. In the final section, algebraic groups and Lie groups having many closed normal subgroups are determined.


Dimension algebraic group commutative algebra lattice of subgroups maximal nilpotency class permutable subgroups semi-commutative algebraic and Lie groups unipotent groups

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfonso Di Bartolo
    • 1
  • Giovanni Falcone
    • 2
  • Peter Plaumann
    • 3
  • Karl Strambach
    • 3
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Palermo90123Italy
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di Palermo90138Italy
  3. 3.Mathematisches Institut91054Germany

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