# Topics in Noncommutative Algebra

## The Theorem of Campbell, Baker, Hausdorff and Dynkin

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2034)

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2034)

Motivated by the importance of the Campbell, Baker, Hausdorff, Dynkin Theorem in many different branches of Mathematics and Physics (Lie group-Lie algebra theory, linear PDEs, Quantum and Statistical Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Theoretical Physics, Control Theory, sub-Riemannian Geometry), this monograph is intended to:

1) fully enable readers (graduates or specialists, mathematicians, physicists or applied scientists, acquainted with Algebra or not) to understand and apply the statements and numerous corollaries of the main result;

2) provide a wide spectrum of proofs from the modern literature, comparing different techniques and furnishing a unifying point of view and notation;

3) provide a thorough historical background of the results, together with unknown facts about the effective early contributions by Schur, Poincaré, Pascal, Campbell, Baker, Hausdorff and Dynkin;

4) give an outlook on the applications, especially in Differential Geometry (Lie group theory) and Analysis (PDEs of subelliptic type);

5) quickly enable the reader, through a description of the state-of-art and open problems, to understand the modern literature concerning a theorem which, though having its roots in the beginning of the 20th century, has not ceased to provide new problems and applications.

The book assumes some undergraduate-level knowledge of algebra and analysis, but apart from that is self-contained. Part II of the monograph is devoted to the proofs of the algebraic background. The monograph may therefore provide a tool for beginners in Algebra.

22-XX, 01-XX, 17-XX, 53-XX Flows of vector fields Free Lie algebras Structure theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras The Theorem of Campbell, Baker, Hausdorff & Dynkin

- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22597-0
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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- Print ISBN 978-3-642-22596-3
- Online ISBN 978-3-642-22597-0
- Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
- Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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